11-Year-Old, 2 Women Killed in 3-Vehicle Crash in Western Wyoming
Three people, including an 11-year-old Wyoming girl, are dead following a three-vehicle crash in western Wyoming's Lincoln County last Wednesday, May 24, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at mile marker 7.6 on Wyoming 238, west of Afton near the Wyoming/Idaho border.
According to a fatality crash summary, a Nissan Titan was headed south when the pickup drifted into the northbound lane, sideswiped a Chevrolet Silverado, and then struck a GMC Acadia head-on.
The crash left one of the pickup drivers, 28-year-old Idaho resident Kasandra Roger, the SUV driver, 41-year-old Wyoming resident Kirstin Mortensen, and 11-year-old passenger Saige Mortensen dead.
According to the summary, Kirstin Mortensen was the only one of the three who was wearing a seat belt.
The other pickup driver and two other passengers were also reportedly injured in the crash, but the summary did not say to what extent, and a call to the Wyoming Highway Patrol seeking more information was not immediately returned.
Driver inattention is listed as a possible contributing factor.
Of the 55 people who have died on Wyoming's highways so far this year, seven, or 12.73%, have died in crashes in Lincoln County.
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According to Roger's obituary, family meant everything to her, and she worked hard to provide a life for herself and her beautiful daughter Olivia Roger.
Her passion was event planning, and she thrived in helping brides with dream weddings.
Obituaries are not available at this time for Kirstin and Saige Mortensen.
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