Sheriff's Department Will Not Pursue Charges Related To Avalanche That Trapped Motorist On Teton Pass

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Sheriff's Department Will Not Pursue Charges Related To Avalanche That Trapped Motorist On Teton Pass

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Sheriff's Department Will Not Pursue Charges Related To Avalanche That Trapped Motorist On Teton Pass

Photo Credit: Teton County Sheriff's Department | Cover Photo: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Photo Credit: Teton County Sheriff’s Department | Cover Photo: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Due to lack of evidence, the Teton County Sheriff’s Department is ending their investigation as to who triggered an avalanche that left one motorist literally swimming for his life on Teton Pass reports Planet JH.

Related: CBAC Investigates The ‘Massive Avalanche’ Near Crested Butte

Sheriff’s deputies indicated that they had interviewed several skiers who were on the pass at the time of the avalanche but were unable to nail down the actual cause of the avalanche, which occurred on the popular backcountry ski route off the Hwy 22 known as Twin Slides.”

“We are lucky nobody was seriously injured or died.” – Bob Comey, Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

The incident has raised concerns amongst community members, transportation officials, and law enforcement individuals alike who all fear for the safety of the large commuting population that travels between Idaho’s Teton Valley and Jackson Hole, WY each day for work. The person involved was ultimately treated for minor injuries and was able to walk away from the scene relatively unscathed. His car on the other hand…

Find the entire Planet JH article here: Teton Pass Avalanche Investigation Concludes

 

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