Utah Woman Killed In Sublette County Crash Due To Texting And Driving

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Utah woman became the 30th fatality on Wyoming highways this year when she was killed in a crash in Sublette County over Memorial Day weekend.

Robyn Matthews, 31, was driving a Chevy Blazer westbound on Wyoming Highway 351 around 10:30 a.m. on May 22 at a high rate of speed when the vehicle drifted off the roadway to the right, according to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Matthews overcorrected in steering to the left, which caused the Blazer to cross the center line and exit the road. She overcorrected again back to the right, which caused the Blazer to trip and roll multiple times before colliding with a dirt embankment.

The Utah woman wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the Blazer during the roll. Two children were in the back seat and were restrained in a seatbelt and a child restraint seat. They were transported via helicopter to the University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital.

Speeding and texting while driving are being investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol as contributing factors in the crash.

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