Wyoming

One dead and one injured in rollover crash near Alpine, Wyo.

ALPINE, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) - Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to milepost 120 on US 89 near Alpine, Wyoming for a one vehicle rollover around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers report a 1997 Subaru Outback was traveling southbound and for reasons unknown, the Subaru drifted off the north shoulder of the roadway and struck a rock embankment. The Subaru then vaulted and rolled once before coming to a rest on the vehicle’s wheels on the north side of the highway.

During the rollover, both occupants, who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle.

The driver, 45-year-old James Watters of Dillon, Montana, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash, and an ambulance transported the passenger to the Star Valley Medical Center.

This is the 103rd fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2017 compared to 83 in 2016, 111 in 2015 and 107 in 2014 to date.


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