The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

'Medical event' likely cause of property-damage wreck

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports

No one was injured, but a boy complained of chest pain afterward.

Officials said a medical problem caused a one-vehicle traffic accident west of Riverton.

According to reports, a 33-year-old Riverton man was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Buckhorn Flats Road and U.S. Highway 26 when he "apparently suffered a medical event" and drove off the highway.

The man reportedly had turned the Chevrolet east onto the highway from Riverview Cutoff when the incident occurred.

Deputies said the vehicle crashed through the fencing along the highway.

The Chevy ran through a barbed-wire fence along that street and struck five 12-foot cattle panels before hitting another barbed-wire fence, crossing another yard and hitting a white Dodge truck.

Reports state the man's 6-year-old son also was in the vehicle. Neither subject was injured in the incident, though the boy complained of chest pain.

Related content:
 
Riverton