JACKSON (WNE) — A woman died Friday night after crashing into the Gros Ventre Junction roundabout just north of Jackson.
Speeding, alcohol and drugs are being investigated as factors in the roundabout wreck, Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Matt Brackin said.
The driver, Khlood Khalil Salah, was driving her rental car north just after 10 p.m. New Year’s Day when she was seen passing another car going 75 or 80 miles per hour, police said.
Salah’s GMC crossed the center lane and hit a barrier before launching into the roundabout.
“The car gets redirected and she gets ejected,” Brackin said.
Salah, of California, was pronounced dead on scene. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said her accidental death was due to head trauma.
Investigators are awaiting toxicology results to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved, Brackin said.
Brackin said Salah’s car was the subject of a 911 call two hours prior to the crash, where the caller suspected she was driving drunk in the town of Jackson. Officers were dispatched but couldn’t locate the car.
Brackin said they were still trying to piece together what Salah was doing in the hours leading up to the crash. Since the officers were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m., it would be unusual for her to be driving to the Jackson Hole Airport, where the last flight out was at 9 p.m., Brackin said.