Crash outside Cody results in two serious injuries

Posted 4/8/21

Two young women suffered “severe” injuries last week, when their vehicle rolled over multiple times outside of Cody, the Park County Sheriff’s Office says.

One female was ejected …

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Crash outside Cody results in two serious injuries

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Two young women suffered “severe” injuries last week, when their vehicle rolled over multiple times outside of Cody, the Park County Sheriff’s Office says.

One female was ejected from the sedan in the April 1 crash, the sheriff’s office says, while the other occupant remained inside. The office did not name those involved in the crash, but in posts on social media, family members identified them as Cody High School student Tessa Jordan and 2020 Heart Mountain Academy graduate Meleah Hicks.

The two females had been traveling west on County Road 7WC — not far from the road to the Cody Shooting Complex — when their sedan’s passenger-side tires went off the side of the roadway, the sheriff’s office found.

After going off the road a second time, the driver overcorrected and crossed the road, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle then skidded 147 feet before tripping and rolling three times. It came to a stop on its roof, about 475 feet from where it first went off the road.

The crash was reported to the sheriff’s office at 5:33 p.m. on April 1. A deputy arrived at the scene about five minutes later, with an ambulance from Cody Regional Health and units from the Cody Fire Department also dispatched.

Both Jordan and Hicks were transported to Cody Regional Health via ambulance and then taken to larger hospitals for surgeries and other treatment.

A fundraiser for Hicks has been set up at gofund.me/a34ce71d, while a fundraiser for Jordan is online at bit.ly/3t2Ra78.

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