Driver fatigue is being investigated as the possible cause of a fatal accident that occurred on Highway 89 near the Wolf Den south of Etna Monday morning.
The responding officer with the Wyoming Highway Patrol told SVI News that that accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. when a male driver was traveling southbound in a Subaru. The driver veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided head-on with a minivan. The driver of the Subaru was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries. The only occupant of the minivan was a female driver who was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to Star Valley Health and then life-flighted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Her current status is unknown at this time.
The identity of the driver of the Subaru has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.
Traffic was diverted off the highway and through the parking lot of the Wolf Den following the accident.
The responding officer stated that evidence at the scene does not suggest weather or slick road conditions contributed to the accident. Driver fatigue or a medical condition is being investigated as likely causes. The investigation is ongoing.
More information will be released as it becomes available.