Two pedestrians killed while crossing Highway 89 in Thayne
Two pedestrians were struck and killed while crossing Highway 89 in Thayne Friday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. on August 12.
The responding officer with the Wyoming Highway Patrol told SVI News that the two men left Dad’s Bar and attempted to cross the highway. An oncoming vehicle struck the two men, one of which was killed on impact. An off duty EMT was near the location and provided CPR to the second pedestrian. However, he was also later pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
The officer stated that it remains unclear if the two men were intoxicated at the time they left the bar.
According to the responding officer, the driver of the oncoming vehicle was not at fault for the accident. The investigation showed that the driver was not speeding and was unable to swerve far enough to miss the pedestrians due to oncoming traffic. The driver was transported to Star Valley Health for precautionary reasons but was released later that night. No charges have been filed.
The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin and official release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.