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Togwotee Fatal Accident Details Released

March 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
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(CHEYENNE, Wyo)  The Wyoming Highway Patrol released information about the horrific traffic accident on Togwotee Pass last Thursday that left two dead and closed the pass for five hours.  According to the report, 56 year-old Dolores Ruiz and four year-old Aylin Ruiz of Mountain Home, Idaho died when the multi-passenger vehicle in which they were riding lost control on the icy road and slid broadside into the path of a westbound tractor-trailer.  A total of 11 people were in the multi-passenger vehicle – eight of whom, including the deceased, were not wearing seatbelts. Investigating officers say the passenger vehicle was traveling too fast for existing conditions when it lost control.

 

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