Two Teens Critically Hurt in Rollover Crash
Written by Mac Morey on April 5, 2021
A Heart Mountain Academy graduate and a Cody High school student were critically injured in a rollover vehicle crash near Newton Lake last Thursday.
Park County PD said the investigation revealed that the vehicle was driving westbound on County Road 7WC, approximately one hundred eighty (180) feet before the intersection with the Shooting Complex Road.
It appeared that the passenger side tires went off the west side of the roadway, twice. The second time, the driver over corrected and crossed the entire roadway to the east side. Skid marks were observed spanning one hundred forty-seven (147) feet across the roadway.
Following the skid marks, there were trip marks discovered that indicated that the vehicle rolled three times before coming to a stop on its roof. The entire incident happened over four hundred seventy-five (475) feet.
Both girls, Tessa and Meleah, got flown to the Billings Medical Center with Tessa now in Salt Lake City getting more of the treatment she needs.
The girls are now in stable condition, but the journey back to being fully healthy is a long and difficult one, to say the least. The families have created separate donation pages for those who would like to help. The links to donate can be found at the bottom of this article.
Nicole Perkins, Tessa’s mother says that, “the parents of both Tessa and Meleah are so blessed and inspired by their daughter’s recoveries and of each other. This has been a humbling experience for everyone and we give all our praise to God and guardian angels watching over our daughters .”
The families are accepting not only donations but also prayers for anybody willing.