Teton County Sheriff's Office

A former Teton County School District No. 1 student died this week in a car wreck.

Robert Carmichael III was killed Sunday when his car rolled over on the Elk Refuge Road near Twin Creek Ranch. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed that Carmichael, 15, was the one who died in the crash.

Blue didn’t have any other details of the wreck, including whether alcohol was involved, because the official report and cause of death are still pending.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency. The washboard surface of the road and the speed of the vehicle contributed to the rollover, Sgt. Jesse Wilcox said.

One passenger was riding in the vehicle and was transported to St. John’s Health, Wilcox said.

Carmichael attended Jackson Hole Middle School in the 2019-20 school year but transferred out of the district, according to Charlotte Reynolds, the school district’s communications director. In some cases when a student or former student dies, especially suddenly, the district will offer counseling services, but “it’s tricky to connect with students right now,” she said, because they are still on summer break.

Principals are already back at work, she said, so they might reach out individually to see which students might be affected, but the district doesn’t have a way of reaching students as a block.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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