Wyoming Teen Dies After Crash in Green River
A 17-year-old girl is dead after the car she was driving was hit by a commercial truck in Green River.
Maicy Braden of Green River was southbound on WY 530 in a 2002 Chrysler 300 Monday morning. At 9:37 a.m., the Chrysler ran a red light at the intersection of WY 530 and Flaming Gorge Way, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
A commercial truck headed west on Flaming Gorge Way hit the Chrysler in the intersection. The Patrol says the truck had a green light at the time of the crash.
A 2001 Ford E250 van that was stopped in a turn lane on eastbound Flaming Gorge Way waiting to turn north on to WY 530 was also hit after the commercial truck crashed into the Chrysler.
Braden was not wearing her seat belt. She was taken in an ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, where she later died.
The driver of the commercial truck, 38-year-old Travis Holcomb of Readstown, Wisc., was not hurt.
The van's driver, 79-year-old Walter Jensen of West Jordan, Utah, also was injured. Both men were wearing their seatbelts.
Patrol Sgt. David Wagener says the crash is still under investigation. Troopers are not yet sure why the Chrysler went through the red light.
Braden was the 90th person killed on Wyoming highways in 2016. The same time period in 2015 saw 115 fatalities statewide.