Thermop woman killed in Wednesday night crash, three injured; Statewide fatals now total 43

(Thermopolis, Wyo.) – Twenty-one year-old Madisen A. Price of Thermopolis was killed and three others were injured when the vehicle in which they were all occupants left WY 172 about 15 miles north of Thermopolis and rolled two times Wednesday evening at around 9:50 p.m. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and two were totally ejected from the vehicle during the rollovers.

Injured were 20 year old Cody Shinost of Thermopolis, who was hospitalized at the Hot Springs County Memorial hospital, and 21 year old Dylan Balstad and 18 year old Delanie Price, also both of Thermopolis and both transported via helicopter to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Wyoming Highway Patrol officers continue to investigate the crash and believe alcohol usage and speed were contributing factors. Charges against the driver are pending.

As of May 15th 43 people have lost their lives on Wyoming highways in motor vehicle crashes during 2014. There have been 9 fatalities in 8 separate crashes during the month of May. An eight (8) vehicle crash May 14th on WY 59 south of Gillette claimed the lives of three people. Lack of seat belt usage was a significant factor in five of these crashes where occupants were ejected from the vehicle during rollovers.

–Wyoming Highway Patrol