La Barge Resident Succumbs to Injuries in One-Vehicle Rollover

La Barge Resident Succumbs to Injuries in One-Vehicle Rollover

LA BARGE — A 59-year-old La Barge woman died after injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle rollover Wednesday, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).

On October 5, at around 2:30 p.m. WHP troopers responded to a fatal crash that occurred at milepost 1.5 on County Road 315 near La Barge.

A 2000 Volkswagen Beetle was headed west on County Road 315 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left, the release states. The driver steered back onto the road before leaving the left side of the roadway, colliding with a metal culvert and overturning.

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The driver of the Volkswagen has been identified as 59-year-old La Barge resident Gina C. Bailey. Bailey was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the crash scene.

Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor, according to WHP.

This is the 95th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 89 in 2021, 104 in 2020, and 127 in 2019 to date.