1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured In I-80 Crash

The sixth highway fatality of the year occurred last week on I-80 near Lyman. 31-year-old Samuel Smith was driving when his pickup left the highway, Smith over-corrected, resulting in the truck colliding with a guard rail fence. The vehicle then left the highway, flipping onto its roof, onto the I-80 Business Loop below. Samuel was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.  Despite wearing a seat belt, his passenger, 30-year-old Kymberlee Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene. A one-year-old, three-year-old, and 10-year-old juvenile, who were all properly restrained at the time of the accident, were treated at a hospital and released to family members. Fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. This is the sixth highway fatality to occur this year on Wyoming highways, which is on par with the 6 that occurred in 2017 and 2016, but is below the 11 that occurred in 2015.

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