Six Injured In Crash In Wind River Canyon On Sunday
Six people were injured and a road was closed after a Jeep collided with a rock on U.S. Highway 20 in the Wind River Canyon on Sunday night, according to a news release from Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. David Wagener.
The Jeep, owned by Charles B. Flickinger of Cody, was traveling northbound when its left front tire struck a rock in the road near mile post 117 north of the tunnels in the canyon in Fremont County about 10 p.m.
The vehicle left the roadway, rolled onto its roof and hit the cliff wall. It came to rest facing north in the northbound emergency lane.
The driver, 18-year-old Benjamin Flickinger of Cody, was taken by ground ambulance to Sage West Hospital in Riverton.
The other passengers in the crash were:
- Charles B. Flickinger, 58, of Cody who was transported by air ambulance to Casper.
- Two 15-year-old males from Cody who were taken by ground ambulance to Thermopolis.
- A 16-year-old male from Cody who was taken by ground ambulance to Thermopolis.
- A 9-year-old female from Cody who was taken by air ambulance to Casper.
Highway Patrol investigators believe all of the occupants were restrained by seat belts except the 9-year-old female.
The highway was closed from 11:40 p.m. until 1:07 a.m. due to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.