Woman killed in single vehicle crash near Riverton; Driver fled the scene

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that a 38-year-old female was killed when she was ejected from a Ford F-250 during a rollover Friday night at 9:10 p.m. west of Riverton. Two passengers in the vehicle were injured. A 28-year-old female who was property retrained suffered face contusions and an injured back and a 21-year-old male who was not restrained had a broken arm and broken ribs. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot after the wreck and was later arrested by Fremont County Sheriff's Office Deputies. According to Lt. Lee Pence of the WHP, the pickup was traveling south on Arroyo Lane when it left the roadway to the east and went up a steep embankment. The vehicle came back down the hill, crossed Arroyo Lane, and tripped into a deep drainage ditch. Pence said the truck rolled 1.5 times, coming to rest on the roof. The right front passenger was ejected during the roll and died of her injuries. As the driver left the scene on foot, the remaining passenger who was properly restrained called 911 and began CPR on the ejected passenger. The driver was later arrested by a sheriff's deputy. Fremont County will handle charges against the driver, while the Wyoming Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. Excessive speed and driver impairment are likely contributing factors to the crash. #county10 #news