Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Vernal cops: Wyoming man nodded off before hitting empty school bus
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A drowsy Wyoming man has been cited for running a red light and colliding with a school bus in Vernal.

Vernal Police Chief Dylan Rooks said the 26-year-old Rock Springs, Wyo., man fell asleep at the wheel of his eastbound SUV about 7:15 a.m. Monday. He then plowed into left rear end of the empty Uintah School District bus as it made a left turn from 100 South onto Highway 40.

Passengers in the Wyoming man's vehicle told police that the driver had nodded off just before the accident.

The driver of the bus was not hurt, and the driver of the SUV and his two passengers, all of whom were wearing seat belts, also escaped serious injury.


Twitter: @remims

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.