WYOMING — A rollover north of Riverton claimed two lives and hospitalized two other vehicle occupants Friday morning.
Wyoming Highway Patrol says troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover at around 10:30 a.m., On February 26, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 8 on Wyoming 134 north of Riverton, Wyoming. At 10:26 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.
A 2011 Kia Sorento was traveling westbound on Wyoming 134 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the eastbound lane. The driver overcorrected to the right and back to the left before the car rolled over.
The Kia occupants who were fatally injured in the crash have been identified as 25-year-old Saint Stephens, Wyoming resident Janelle V. Warren, and 30-year-old Fort Washakie, Wyoming resident Kyle B. White. White and Warren were not wearing seatbelts and succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash.
The other occupants have been identified as 27-year-old Saint Stephens, Wyoming resident Tristan L. Yellowplume. and 18-year-old Lander resident, Redmoon S. Prior. Yellowplume and Prior were not wearing seatbelts and transported to the Sage West Riverton for injuries sustained in the crash.
The investigation is still ongoing to determine who was driving the vehicle. Speed is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This is the 17th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 11 in 2020, 18 in 2019, and 10 in 2018 to date.
Buckrail offers sincerest condolences to friends and family of the deceased.