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Jackson resident dies in sweeper accident

On August 24, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 13 on Wyoming 22 west of Jackson, Wyoming.  At 2:09 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a crash in the parking pullout at this location.

The driver of a 2009 Superior Broom road sweeper had stopped in the parking pullout on Wyoming 22 to speak with a co-worker.  While the driver was conversing with the co-worker, the road sweeper began to roll down an incline and collided with the driver.

The driver of the 2009 Superior Broom has been identified as 62-year-old Jackson, Wyoming resident Shirley A. Samuelson.  Samuelson succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

This investigation is ongoing.

This is the 76th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020 compared to107in 2019, 68 in 2018, and 99 in 2017 to date.