Lorna E. Cowan, 63, of Ketchum, Idaho, was killed as the result of a car accident on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The accident took place approximately 10 miles south of Cokeville on U.S. Highway 30. The accident occurred just after 2 p.m. Cowan was transported to South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer.
According to information provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Cowan was driving a 1979 Jeep when the “driver’s side rear tire separated.”
“This caused Cowan to lose control of the vehicle as it went into a broadside slide off the roadway on the right side,” said Sgt. Stephen Townsend, staff coordinator for the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “The vehicle then rolled one and a half times, going through the right-of-way fence and coming to rest in the barrow pit on its top.”
According to information provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Cowan was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.