Vehicle slides off highway and plunges into Hoback River

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – Authorities responded to a single vehicle slide-off on Highway 191 yesterday, pulling the victims out of the Hoback River.

Sublette County Dispatch received a call of a vehicle roll over in the Hoback Canyon yesterday, November 23 at approximately 4:30pm. Reports were a vehicle had slid off the highway and rolled into the river near mile marker 152 on Highway 191. Sublette County Deputies along with Highway Patrol, Sublette County Unified fire and Sublette County EMS were dispatched to the scene.

Once on scene responders found the vehicle to be on its side in the Hoback River approximately 100 feet down from where it had left the highway. The vehicle which had three occupants at the time of the crash, appeared to have rolled numerous times.

The two female occupants were able to get out of the vehicle and climb back up to the highway to flag down assistance. The male party was still in the vehicle and was unable to climb back up to the highway as he was complaining of severe neck pain.

Sublette County Unified fire was able to use a winch to extract the male party back up to the highway once he was stabilized by EMS at the vehicle. He was then transported to St. Johns Medical Center by Sublette County EMS. The two female occupants also were taken to Jackson by personal vehicle.

The crash was transferred to Wyoming Highway Patrol for investigation.


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