Girl Dies In Crash Near Lyman
A twelve-year-old Oregon girl was killed in a one vehicle car crash on Interstate 80 near Lyman, Wyo.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, around 12:25 p.m. yesterday they received reports of an accident about nine miles east of Lyman. Troopers found that the 2005 Buick Rendezvous rolled three and a half times, resulting in the death of Luvenia Santana of Salem, Ore.
Troopers report that the driver, 35-year-old Corrine Santana, lost control of the car when she became distracted by activity inside the vehicle. They say she took her eyes off the road and her car drifted off the roadway. She then over corrected which caused the car to roll.
Officials say Luvenia was wearing a seat belt, but not properly as the shoulder strap was behind her back. She was partially ejected from the vehicle during the rollover.
The driver and two other juvenile passengers were properly wearing their seat belts and received only minor injuries.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds motorists that not wearing a seat belt properly does not provide sufficient protection and can even contribute to significant injury.