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Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of Fort Washakie died from trauma due to the crash.

McAuslan said Stanford Friday, 52, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, was pronounced dead at Lander Regional Hospital, where he was transported after the rollover. The crash was reported to law enforcement at 3:08 p.m. on May 26 and occurred at milepost 31 near the intersection of Highway 287 and Highway 26.

"He was taken to the Lander hospital and died that evening," McAuslan said about Friday.

McAuslan did not order an autopsy but said he is awaiting results from a toxicology screening to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor. McAuslan said he believed two other passengers were involved, but the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol could not be reached for verification by press time.

Responding agencies included the Morton/Kinnear Fire Department and Fremont County Ambulance.

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