A Jackson man was killed in a vehicle collision near Dubois over the weekend, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Scott E. Wright, 57, died at the scene of the crash.
Four occupants of a second vehicle were hospitalized, including three juveniles and 33-year-old Lander resident Daisy Ray, who was transported by helicopter to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
The accident occurred on Saturday, April 18, near milepost 95 on U.S. Highway 26, with dispatchers receiving the call around 1:54 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. According to patrollers, Wright’s 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was eastbound when it crossed the centerline and exited the left side of the roadway. The Jeep overcorrected to the right and collided with a westbound 2010 Ford Edge. Occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts.
“Driver inattention and speed on the part of Wright [are] being investigated as possible contributing factors,” according to a statement from Wyoming Highway Patrol.
This marks the 20th fatality on Wyoming roads in 2020 to date. That compares to 45 in 2019, 22 in 2018, and 29 in 2017, according to highway patrol records.