Motorcyclist killed in Yellowstone Park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- A sport utility vehicle drifted into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a motorcycle in Yellowstone National Park, killing a 52-year-old Wyoming man.
The National Park Service says the accident occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday between Madison Junction and the Gibbon Falls overlook.
Officials say the SUV crossed the centerline of the road on a crest of a hill and into the path of three oncoming motorcycles. It hit a motorcycle driven by James M. Cody, of Wright.
The other riders traveling behind Cody were able to lay their motorcycles down and avoid colliding with the SUV.
The Park Service says the preliminary investigation indicates the SUV driver may have nodded off momentarily.
It had no other information about the SUV and its driver.
The accident remains under investigation.