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Fatal crash closes Craig Pass in Yellowstone

Fatal crash closes Craig Pass in Yellowstone

(Yellowstone) - Today, a head-on crash closed the road between West Thumb and Old Faithful. Here is what we know at this time: - Shortly after noon today a driver of a pickup likely suffered a fatal heart attack, causing him to strike a van near Shoshone Point about 8 miles west of West Thumb Junction. - EMS, law enforcement, and a life flight responded to the scene. - Other vehicle occupants suffered only minor injuries. - The road from West Thumb to Old Faithful was closed for several hours, causing significant traffic delays as rangers provided patient care and car extrication. - At this time Craig Pass is open to all travel. For more Yellowstone information on fires, road closures and construction, refer to go.nps.gov/YellAlerts. #buckrail #reboot #news