Driver OK in rollover accident

JACKSON, WY — Officials say the driver involved in a single-car rollover south of town this morning is going to be OK.

The driver was assessed for injuries and transported to the hospital via ambulance, said Lieutenant Lloyd Funk. He appeared to have sustained head injuries and possible internal injuries. It’s “touch and go” with internal injuries, Funk said, but so far “it’s looking like he will survive.”

The driver was headed north on S Highway 89, at the north end of Dog Creek, and crossed over the southbound lanes. He went off the west side of the road.

Funk called the response a “good joint effort” by Wyoming Highway Patrol, Jackson Fire/EMS, and Teton County Sheriff’s Department. The driver was also lucky that the first civilian responders on the scene were a nurse and a former firefighter who were able to stabilize him until an ambulance arrived.

“It was a great team effort,” Funk said.

Officials are investigating the causes of the accident, including possible substances. This is an ongoing investigation.

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