Guernsey woman killed in one-vehicle rollover


TORRINGTON – A Guernsey woman is dead following a one-vehicle rollover Monday night west of Torrington.

The victim has been identified as Regina Fairbanks, 19. According to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Fairbanks, a 2016 graduate of Guernsey-Sunrise High School, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty westbound on U.S. Hwy. 85 when she apparently lost control of the vehicle around 9 p.m. The Jeep left the highway on the north side of the road, struck a traffic sign and fence, then overturned. It came to rest on its wheels after also colliding with a billboard adjacent to the highway, the release said.

Goshen County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene, along with the Torrington ambulance, at about 9:09 p.m., Undersheriff Jeremy Wardell said Tuesday. Shortly after deputies arrived on the scene, a call went out requesting the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department to extricate Fairbanks from the vehicle,
he said.

Fairbanks was apparently not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the WHP release said. Driver fatigue and cell phone use while driving are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the accident, according to
the release.


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