One Utah resident is dead and four others have been hospitalized after a head-on collision north of Cokeville last week.
According to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a 1995 Toyota Corolla heading north on US 30 “at a high rate of speed” before overcorrected into the opposite lane after drifting off the right side of the roadway, causing the Toyota to collide head-on with an oncoming 2020 Volvo XC60.
According to the WHP, the Toyota’s driver, Morgan Wimber, 31, of Kearns, Utah, was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for injuries. Her condition was not given.
The passenger in the Toyota, West Valley, Utah resident Patrick S. Cline, 28, was wearing a seatbelt but died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the Volvo, 71-year-old Agoura Hills, California resident Kim Barrus, was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Lake Memorial Hospital with injuries.
Three other passengers in the Volvo were all wearing seatbelts and were transported to area hospitals, said the release.
This is the 98th fatality on Wyoming’s highway this year, according to the WHP, compared to 123 in 2019.