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Utah woman dies in Wyoming motorcycle crash

Accident » Woman was thrown from the bike when her driver tried passing two trucks.

First Published Aug 12 2013 04:51 pm • Last Updated Aug 12 2013 10:54 pm

A Vernal woman died Thursday, two days after she was thrown from a motorcycle in Wyoming.

Amy Hansen, 38, and Ronald Hansen, 47, were heading north on U.S. Route 191 when he tried passing two pick-up trucks about 39 miles north of Pinedale, Wyo., according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. WHP Sgt. Stephen Townsend did not know the relationship between the Hansens.

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The second pick-up truck was pulling into the right shoulder while the truck in front of it was turning left into a private drive when Ronald Hansen moved into the southbound lane to pass them. But he crashed into the front quarter panel of the left-turning truck, which threw Amy Hansen from the motorcycle, according to the highway patrol.

She was taken in a helicopter to Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she died.

Ronald Hansen was taken in an ambulance to St. John’s Hospital in Jackson, Wyo., and has been cited for unsafe passing.

No one in the pick-up trucks was injured, according to a report about the crash.


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