UPDATE: Deadly Crash in Western Wyoming Claims Another Life
A deadly crash that happened in western Wyoming last Wednesday, Sept. 23, has claimed the life of a second person.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Provo, Utah resident Angela Payne passed away at a hospital on Monday, Sept. 28.
Payne was one of four people in an SUV who were taken to area hospitals after their SUV was struck by a car on U.S. 30 north of Cokeville.
Sgt. Jeremy Beck says the car was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when it drifted off the right side of the highway, overcorrected, crossed the center line, collided head-on with the SUV and rolled.
The driver of the car, 31-year-old Kearns, Utah resident Morgan Wimber, was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected. She was helicoptered to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for her injuries.
Wimber's passenger, 28-year-old West Valley, Utah resident Patrick S. Cline, was buckled up, but died at the scene.
"They are investigating alcohol and drug use on the part of Wimber as a possible contributing factor as well," said Beck.
Cline and Payne are the 98th and 99th people to die on Wyoming's highways this year.