FBI believes fatal crash may have involved drunken driver

Nov 29, 2016 By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer

The Fremont County Coroner's Office released names of the individuals who died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning at the intersection of Left Hand Ditch and 17 Mile roads.

Sarah Black and Lyle Black, both 70-year-old residents of the Wind River Reservation, were in one vehicle and William C'Bearing, 35, also of Fremont County, was in another.

The Blacks are husband and wife.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation. Denver FBI media coordinator and public affairs specialist Deborah Sherman said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

"It appears to be a case of drunk driving, but we are awaiting toxicology reports," Sherman said.

C'Bearing was transported to SageWest Health Care at Riverton, where he was pronounced dead.Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen said two individuals were taken to the SageWest Health Care at Lander, and two other individuals, including C'Bearing, were taken to the hospital in Riverton.

Officials from the Wind River Police Department, Wyoming Highway patrol, FBI and Fremont County Sheriff's Office were on scene.

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