Two Injured in Serious ATV Crash in Green River
Green River, WY. – A serious ATV crash near Green River Friday is under investigation, Sheriff Mike Lowell said on Monday.
Corporal Matt Bartolotta of the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at about 5:54 PM to the crash scene, about half-a-mile north of the Green River Outdoor Rifle Shooting Range located on the Scott’s Bottom Road.
Already on scene were officers of the Green River Police Department, Green River firefighters, and emergency medical responders. Two people were involved in the crash – Kayla Vigil, 23, and 25-year-old David Clinton.
Vigil and Clinton are believed to have been riding their ATV up a steep slope when the vehicle rolled over backwards. Clinton was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for treatment to his injuries, but Vigil was air-transported to Salt Lake City with serious head trauma.
According to Vigil’s family, Kayla was placed in a medically-induced coma in order to treat skull and facial fractures as well as internal bleeding. Vigil is now awake, but will likely face multiple surgeries to address her facial injuries.