News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection
Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports
Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of Riverton, were treated on scene for minor injuries after the crash, which took place at about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Haymaker and Delfelder roads in a rural area north of the city.
Officials said the men "wanted to see how fast they could travel around the 90-degree corner" where Delfelder Road crosses the Haymaker Creek bridge.
Reports state Cook was driving the 1998 Chevrolet truck at about 55 mph when he lost control on the corner. The vehicle reportedly rolled one-and-a-half times before coming to rest on its top. After the crash, witnesses said there were "a couple people milling around outside the vehicle."
The speed limit over the bridge and adjoining roadways is 35 mph, officials said. Cook was cited for speeds too fast for roadway conditions and for driving without a license. Hieb had a driver's license and was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.
Alcohol was not a factor in this crash, according to reports.
Officials noted that another rollover occurred at the same spot last week involving a PT Cruiser that allegedly had been stolen.