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Idaho Falls woman dies in motorcycle accident near Alpine, Wyoming

May 6, 2019

On May 5, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 1 on US 26 north of Alpine, Wyoming. Around 6:25 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motorcycle crash.

A 2014 Harley Davidson was traveling westbound on US 26 when the driver of the motorcycle had to brake hard to avoid colliding with another vehicle. This caused the driver of the Harley to lose control, and crash on the roadway.

The driver of the Harley has been identified as 44-year-old Idaho Falls, Idaho resident Melinda Gregston. Gregston was wearing a helmet but succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.This is the 56th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 27 in 2018, 34 in 2017, and 16 in 2016 to date.