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No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports

Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.

Mary Lewis, 49, of Riverton, was driving a maroon 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt south on 8 Mile Road near Riggs Road when she failed to negotiate a corner in the roadway. She struck a bridge girder and lost control of the vehicle, spinning out across the roadway and rolling the car one time.

"She was not ejected and was not seriously injured," Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in a press release.

Deputies were notified of the incident by a passerby who said there was no one in or around the vehicle and there was "debris all over (the road)."

"(It) looks like it went off the road," dispatchers said in initial reports. "There are vehicle parts everywhere."

The vehicle was towed from the scene. As of Monday, Lee was unsure whether Lewis would be issued a traffic citation as a result of the crash.

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