Craig Pass Reopens After Driver Suffers Heart Attack, Causing Accident

Yellowstone National Park has released information regarding the crash that closed the Craig Pass earlier today.

We previously reported that a two vehicle accident had closed the Old Faithful to West Thumb road indefinitely.

According to a Yellowstone press release, a driver of a pickup truck started swerving near Shoshone Point, approximately eight miles west of West Thumb Junction, striking. Officials believe the pickup driver suffered a heart attack. They were declared dead on the scene.

Emergency medical services, along with law enforcement and a life flight, responded to the scene.

The driver of the van, along with their passengers, suffered only minor injuries.

As mentioned, the road between Old Faithful and West Thumb was closed while rangers dealt with the crash and emergency crews tended to patients. Cars were later permitted to travel along the road, but only through one lane.

Right now, the Craig Pass is open to vehicle traffic once more.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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