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50-year-old Fort Washakie man died on the scene of Blue Sky Highway wreck

We received an update from Wyoming Highway Patrol regarding yesterday's crash on Wyoming Highway 132 / Blue Sky Highway. A vehicle was traveling north on WY 132 near mile post 12 when it drifted toward the unpaved shoulder of the highway. The vehicle traveled on the edge of the asphalt for approximately 220 feet before the right front tire left the pavement. The driver overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to cross the center line. The driver then over corrected to the right, causing the vehicle to trip, rolling toward the driver side. The approximate distance from where the vehicle touched off the asphalt to where it tripped is 350 feet. The front passenger, a 50-year-old male from Ft. Washakie, was ejected during the roll. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the northbound right of way, between the road and the fence, facing south. The passenger died on the scene, the driver was air lifted to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Alcohol use and the common theme of unrestrained occupants are being investigated as contributing factors in the fatal crash. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is handling the crash investigation. Any potential charges will be handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation because the crime occurred on the Wind River Indian Reservation with Tribal Members. #county10 #news