The Wyoming Highway Patrol has identified an 18-year-old who perished in a single vehicle rollover accident over the weekend.
WHP officials say that on May 11, 2019, the fatal crash occurred around milepost 1 of Carbon County Road 340, near Rawlins, Wyoming. Around 11:40 pm, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle rollover.
A 2008 Kia Sorento was traveling westbound on County Road 340 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Kia exited the north side of the roadway and overturned multiple times.
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The driver of the Kia has been identified as 18-year-old Rawlins, Wyoming resident Cody N. Scott.
Scott was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County where he succumbed to his injuries.
WHP officials say that there were also four juvenile occupants in the vehicle with the driver at the time of the crash. All of the juvenile occupants were unrestrained and transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County for unspecified injuries.
Speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
This is the 62nd fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 33 in 2018, 34 in 2017, and 16 in 2016 to date.