Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff WriterWyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road intersection.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, which took place just before 8 a.m. when 19-year-old Jared Maloff of Riverton reportedly failed to yield at the stop sign on Honor Farm Road. Officials said Maloff drove his 1995 one-ton flatbed Chevrolet pickup truck west from Honor Farm Road onto the highway and was struck by a northbound 2006 Ford Mustang driven by Tiffany Manor, 36, of Riverton.
"He stopped and didn't see the vehicle coming and pulled out in front," Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Burl Gies said Friday. "She just clipped him."
Gies said the white truck came to rest in the center of the intersection, facing southeast in the turning lane. The red car, after being "spun around a couple times," stopped on the northwest side of the intersection facing eastward.
"We let some traffic go through slowly ... until we got the vehicles off the road," Gies said.
Both people involved in the crash were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries.
"She had complained of neck and back pain, and he complained of pain to his right knee," Gies said. "Not life threatening."
The WHP responded to the scene along with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Riverton Police Department, Riverton Volunteer Fire Department and Fremont County Ambulance. Gies said Maloff will be charged with failure to yield at the stop sign, not wearing a seatbelt and not having insurance.
"It was just people not paying attention," Gies said. "And a bad intersection."
The intersection has been the scene of numerous collisions in recent years, and several safety measures have been put in place there.
Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.