US 189-191

U.S. Highway 189-191 near Bondurant, per a webcam screenshot from the National Weather Service. 

Update Wednesday 3:50 p.m.: One man died and another was seriously injured after a head-on collision just north of Pinedale Tuesday evening.

Around 5:13 p.m. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were called to to the accident at milepost 133 on Highway 191.

Alex Smith, 29, of Hartford, Connecticut, was driving northbound on U.S. 191 in a 2007 Ford F-150. Smith didn't negotiate a right-hand curve in the road, state police said, and drifted into the southbound lane and hit a 2006 Ford Mustang head-on. 

Smith was taken by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and treated for injuries. It is unclear whether Smith was wearing a seatbelt. A press release from Wyoming Highway Patrol noted that they are investigating "driver inattention" as a potential element of the accident. 

Gerald I. Fagerhaug, 62, of Castle Rock, Colorado, was driving the Mustang. Fagerhaug was wearing a seatbelt but died at the crash site. 

This is the 51st driving-related fatality in Wyoming this year — down from 89 at this time in 2019, highway troopers said.

The highway was closed for a few hours Tuesday night while officials cleared the wreckage. 

Original article: Attention commuters: As of 5:45 p.m., Highway 191 is closed in both directions from Hoback to Daniel Jct. due to a car crash. The estimated open time and cause of the accident is currently unknown.

Contact Julia Hornstein via jhornstein@jhnewsandguide.com

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