Rawlins Student, 18, Dies Following Crash; 4 Injured
A Rawlins High School student is dead following a crash which left four passengers injured late Saturday in Carbon County.
Cody Scott, 18, died at a hospital after being thrown from the Kia he was driving as the vehicle rolled. Four passengers were hospitalized.
No one in the car was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
According to a crash report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Scott was driving a Kia westbound on County Road 340, also known as Ferris Crossing Road, at 11:40 p.m. Saturday. When the vehicle crested a hill near milepost 1, Scott lost control.
The Kia rolled multiple times, ejecting both Scott and a passenger in the back seat. The five people in the car were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, where Scott died.
Weather was clear and the road surface was dry at the time of the crash. Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor.
The Rawlins High School boys soccer team posted the following on its Facebook page:
Today our soccer family was devastated to hear about the passing of our very special Cody Scott. We will always remember your kindness, smile, work ethic and heart of Lion. Cody was always my go-to player to put in anytime our team needed energy and inspiration! #5 you will always be missed. We Love You!! RIP