Fatal Rollover Crash Near Egbert Thursday
The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rollover accident that left one person dead and four others injured or hospitalized on Thursday evening near Egbert.The Laramie County Sheriff’s office says one female juvenile was life flighted from the scene to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and two other transported by ambulance.
Deputies responded to County Roads 219 and 151 (north of Egbert) after the accident was reported to 911 at about 7:50 P.M. Sheriff’s department spokesman Gerry Luce says the driver of the Ford Ranger pickup, identified as 19 year old Sierra J. Deselms of Burns, was declared dead at the scene.
The initial investigation indicates that speed may have been a factor. There were five people in the compact sized pick up. It appears that two of the occupants may have been ejected from the vehicle during the roll over.
One person fled the scene and was located later about an hour later by the Life Flight helicopter that came back to assist in the search for the Person. Laramie County Search and Rescue had also been called out but canceled after the person was located. He was found northeast of the crash site and refused transport for medical evaluation.
The investigation remains ongoing and toxicology results are pending. The current status of the patients transported to CRMC is unknown at this time.