One Killed, Two Injured in Crash Near Thermopolis
A Wyoming woman is dead and two others were injured in a crash near Thermopolis last Thursday.
Michelle Jimerson, 47, was not wearing her seat belt and died of her injuries at the scene of the crash, according to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Jimerson was northbound on WY 120 and, near milepost 4.15, crossed the centerline to pass a tractor-trailer ahead of her, as another vehicle traveled southbound.
Both drivers swerved into the emergency lane to avoid the crash, but they hit head-on in the northbound emergency shoulder.
After impact, both vehicles became entangled on the emergency shoulder and northbound borrow ditch.
Jimerson died at the scene, while the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were taken by ambulance to Thermopolis.
The highway was wet at the time of the crash, which occurred at 5:30 p.m. It was raining, and the sky was cloudy.
Speed is listed as the sole contributing factor in the crash.
As of Thursday, July 27, the Patrol reports 81 deaths on Wyoming highways in 2017. By this point last year, 53 people had perished on state highways.