CASPER, Wyo. — On Wednesday afternoon, a passenger died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on the Wind River Reservation, according to a preliminary crash report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. One other person was injured in the crash.
The crash was reported at around 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The preliminary crash report states that it occurred near milepost 2.9 on South Fork Road/County Road 346, with Lander listed as the nearest city.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee headed east on South Fork Road crossed the center line near milepost 2.9 after the driver braked and swerved to the left. The vehicle exited the roadway on the left.
“The driver overcorrected to the right, abruptly causing the Jeep to trip and roll,” the BIA’s preliminary crash report states.
Speed is listed as a possible contributing factor to the crash. The passenger that died was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the preliminary report.
Oil City reached out to the BIA for further information and to confirm the identity of the individual who died, but did not receive an immediate reply. Updates will be provided if more information becomes available.