Two die Monday in head-on collision


PINEDALE – Two persons died Monday,

Jan 28, in a head-on collision near the Rim 32

miles north of Pinedale on U.S. Highway 191.

The crash resulted in the road being closed

nearly four hours.

An 11-year-old boy involved in the crash

was uninjured.

The Sublette County dispatch received reports

of a two-vehicle crash Monday, Jan. 28,

about 4:30 p.m.

A 2010 Toyota Yaris driven by 44-yearold

Marion Robinson of Bedford was traveling

northbound on U.S. Highway 191 when

the vehicle crossed the center line and entered

the southbound lane colliding head-on with a

2006 Subaru Forester driven by 62-year-old

Mary Ann Menster, of Pinedale.

After arriving, first responders began CPR

on Robinson, but he died at the scene from

his injuries. His 11-year-old passenger was

transported to Jackson by ambulance from the

scene. The juvenile was treated at St. John's

Medical Center and released to his mother.

Menster was life-flighted from the scene

to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in

Idaho Falls due to the severity of her injuries.

She died after she arrived at the hospital.

Lane use and sun glare are being investigated

on the part of Robinson as a contributing

factor, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol

officer Mitch Kannier. He said the vehicles

collided driver-side to driver side and then

both spun.

The road conditions were dry at the time

of the crash.

Kannier said a machine and software are

being brought into Pinedale to look at the

“black box” in the Yaris. The machine will be

able to determine the speed, any braking action,

and possibly the reason the driver of the

Yaris crossed the center line.

Sublette County deputies along with Wyoming

Highway Patrol, Sublette County Emergency

Medical Services and Sublette County

Unified Fire responded to the crash.

This is the 13th and 14th fatality on Wyoming’s

highways in 2019 compared to five in

2018, three in 2017, and four in 2016.

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