Unbelted 9-Year-Old Dies in Rollover Near Green River
A single vehicle crash northwest of Green River, Wyoming on October 25th has resulted in the death of a nine year old boy from Riverton, Wyoming named Maddyx A. Fischer.
The crash happened at 11:45 a.m. on Wyoming State Highway 372 approximately 12 miles northwest of Green River. Maddyx was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by his mother, 31 year old Ashley D. Fischer, also from Riverton.
The truck was traveling north on WY 372 when it drifted off the highway to the east. Fisscher overcorrected back onto the road and began to slide. During the slide, the pickup partially left the road again, tripped and rolled several times.
Maddyx had just moved from the back seat of the truck to the front seat and was not buckled up at the time of the crash. Maddyx was ejected during the crash and was taken to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah where he later died. Ashley Fischer was wearing her seat belt during the crash. She was taken to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming and has been treated and released.
The crash did cause a temporary closure of WY 372 from 12:08 p.m. until 1:51 p.m. Speed and driver distraction are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash that marked the 120th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2015. In 2014, 126 fatalities had occurred in this same time period.