Marbleton man killed in roll-over accident on WYO 351
Kenneth L. Fernandez
April 28, 2008
A Marbleton man was killed on Saturday, April 26, in a one-vehicle roll-over accident on Wyoming Highway 351 east of Marbleton.
Kenneth L. Fernandez, age 50, died at the scene from his injuries. No other vehicles or persons were involved in this crash.
The accident happened approximately 5.5 miles east of US 189 northeast of Marbleton at the base of the west side of Chapel hill. Big Piney EMS, Big Piney Volunteer Fire Department, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the scene, which closed WYO 351 for several hours.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Fernandez was eastbound on WYO 351 around 7:30 PM when his 2008 GMC Sierra went off the right side of the roadway. There were no indications of braking or evasive maneuvers prior to the vehicle leaving the roadway. Fernandez overcorrected his steering to the left going across both east and westbound lanes of travel. He then overcorrected his steering to the right at which time his vehicle rolled two complete times coming to rest partially on the south shoulder blocking the eastbound lane of travel. During the rollover, Fernandez was totally ejected from the cab of the pickup. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Fernandez came to rest in the roadway. Troopers are investigating excessive speed as a contributing factor in this crash.
This is 2008 Wyoming FATAL #35. Last year at this same time Wyoming’s fatal count was at 42.
Follow-up inquiries may be directed to Sgt. Stephen Townsend with the Wyoming Highway Patrol at 307-777-4306.