Green River resident died in fatal crash near Lyman

CHEYENNE — A fatal crash occurred at milepost 48 on Interstate 80 near Lyman Feb. 1, which claimed the life of a Green River resident, and sent the rest of the passengers for treatment.

The accident claimed the life of the adult female passenger, who has been identified as 30-year-old Kymbrlee Smith. Smith, despite properly wearing her seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release by Sgt. Kyle McKay of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The Bridger Valley Fire and EMS responded to the report of a truck that had rolled off the interstate and landing on its top at approximated 5:48 Feb. 1. The accident had been reported by a passer-by on I-80 Business Loop observed the crashed Toyota Tundra and called 911, according to the WHP release.

The crash involved a 2013 Toyota Tundra traveling eastbound on Interstate 80, when the vehicle drifted off of the highway to the left and struck a delineator post. The driver steered his vehicle to the right in effort to re-enter the roadway. The vehicle then collided with median side of the bridge deck guardrail face. The vehicle then traveled along the bridge deck before it rolled over the guardrail and land on the vehicle's roof, onto the I-80 Business Loop below.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as 31-year-old Green River resident Samuel Smith. He was also properly wearing his seat belt and was transported from the scene by ambulance and was then transported via helicopter to the University of Utah Medical Center. The driver is in critical but stable condition due to head trauma. The latest reports Tuesday were Sam Smith was improving and has been able to see his children.

When the responders arrived on the scene, they worked to extricate the family of five.


This is the picture of the crash which claimed the life of Kymbrlee Smith,a Green River, woman last week near Lyman. COURTESY PHOTO/UC Fire and Ambulance

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