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
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
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.