Wyoming Highway Patrol Releases Information on Sunday Accident

One fatality, four injuries result from one-vehicle rollover on US 191 South.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Releases Information on Sunday Accident

Impairment, speed, and driver inattention are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the accident that claimed the life of a 15 year old on Sunday.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released details on an accident that occurred on US 191 South that resulted in the death of 15-year old occupant and serious injuries to four other individuals.

The accident occurred on Sunday morning around 2:47 a.m. when troopers were called to the scene at milepost 506, according to a release from the WHP.

The report states that a 2006 Nissan Altima was headed north on US 191 when the driver of the Nissan could not maintain his travel lane, causing the vehicle to exit the west side of the road and overturn.

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The driver of the Nissan has been identified as 18-year-old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident Jaquan T. Lyons Smith. The adult passenger was wearing a seatbelt and has been identified as 18-year-old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident Gaige D. Olsen.

Lyons Smith and three juvenile passengers were not wearing seatbelts. Lyons Smith, Olsen, and one juvenile passenger were transported to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for injuries sustained in the crash.

One juvenile was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Utah for injuries from the crash. A third juvenile has been identified as a 15-year-old occupant who was fatally injured. However, WHP did not release the name of the juvenile in its statement.

Impairment, speed, and driver inattention are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

SweetwaterNOW will report any new information on the accident as it becomes available. Several GoFundMe accounts have been set up for the survivors of the accident to help offset medical costs.