Drugs might have been involved in head-on crash

April 14, 2017 GMT

All three people involved in a head-on collision April 6 in Sublette County west of Pinedale are recovering in regional hospitals, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Klief Guenther.

“All members are still alive, but both drivers are still in critical condition,” Guenther said Wednesday.

A truck driven by Brock Mitchell, of Idaho Falls, drifted into the oncoming lane on Highway 191 near milepost 126, Guenther said, colliding with a truck driven by Patrick Smith, also from Idaho Falls. Passenger Debbie Tillman, Smith’s fiance, was also injured. Mitchell and Tillman are recovering in the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Smith was flown to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Guenther said.

The official cause of the crash is under investigation by troopers, but “impairment of drugs” or falling asleep may have caused Mitchell to swerve from his lane of travel, Guenther said.