Article by Dan Cepeda of Oil City News
A child has died in a single-vehicle crash near Mountain View, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol report.
According to the report, the Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on WY-414 when it approached a right curve and downhill grade at around milepost 139.
The vehicle “failed to maintain its lane and exited the roadway to the right,” said the report. The driver overcorrected to the left, re-entered the roadway and overcorrected to the right, causing the vehicle to tip and then roll several times on the roadway.
The vehicle then left the roadway and rolled down an embankment, coming to a rest upside down on the right-of-way fence.
The child, identified as 10-year-old Arriahna Ball of Utah, had been secured in the front right seat with just the lap belt but not the shoulder belt, according to the report.
The juvenile was partially ejected during the crash and was trapped under the vehicle. She was stabilized at the scene and transferred by air ambulance to Ashley Valley Medical Center. The driver was transported by ground ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where she is being treated for unknown injuries.
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