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Driver in fatal crash had high BAC

RIVERTON (WNE) — A second teenager was involved in the single-vehicle rollover that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Ethete girl this month.

 

May 30, 2019



RIVERTON (WNE) — A second teenager was involved in the single-vehicle rollover that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Ethete girl this month.

Officials said the 18-year-old was air lifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City after the crash. Her condition was unknown Wednesday, but Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen said "we haven't heard anything that indicates she wasn't going to make it."

A report from Stratmoen's office indicates the 16-year-old who died in the crash - Triston Antelope, formerly identified as Triston Addison - was intoxicated at the time.

The report states her blood-alcohol content was .326, and she had 2.1 nanograms per milliliter of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol in her system.

Wyoming's legal limit for blood alcohol is .08. There is no permissible limit for cannabis.

Based on the information he has received from other investigators, Stratmoen said Antelope was driving at the time of the crash, so her death was listed as an accident.

"If another person was driving and was intoxicated it would've been a homicide," he said. "But as far as the information we have, or has been relayed to us, Triston was the driver."

The rollover was reported at about 3:35 a.m. May 11 near milepost 129 on U.S. Highway 26 just west of Riverton.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Travis Hauser said the vehicle involved had been the subject of a drunken driving report that night in the city of Riverton. A Riverton Police Department officer attempted to stop the vehicle, Hauser said, but "it just kept going.”

 
 

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