Bondurant Man Dies in ATV Crash Near Pinedale
A Bondurant man died while driving an all-terrain vehicle north of Pinedale on Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
William D. Saunders, 93, was driving the ATV westbound on a private driveway and failed to see a northbound sports car that was entering the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 191, according to the Highway Patrol, which was dispatched to the scene at 1:50 p.m.
The sports car collided with the ATV before crossing into the southbound lane and hitting a pickup.
Saunders was not wearing a helmet.
He was taken to St. Johns Memorial Hospital in Jackson where he died of his injuries.
The Highway Patrol identified Sean Jordan, 26, of Denver as the driver of the sports car. Jordan was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.
Car passenger Meghan Ceselsky, 29, of Denver was wearing her seat belt. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The pickup driver was John Clover, 50, of Jackson. He was wearing his seat belt. He was taken by a private vehicle to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating driver inattention on the part of Saunders as a possible contributing factor in the crash.
This marked the 112th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 77 in 2018, 106 in 2017, and 84 in 2016 to date.