Seasonal road closures in effect
Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »
Avalanche hazards exist in the park
Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www:jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »
Vehicle Collision Results in Fatality at Grand Teton National Park
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
A two-vehicle collision today in Grand Teton National Park resulted in the death of John Richard Grace, 59, of Rochester Hills, Michigan. The collision between a Chevy Camaro, driven by Grace, and an older model Ford F350 pick-up truck occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Highway 89/287 near the Oxbow Bend of the Snake River. Grace's wife, the only passenger in the vehicle, was also injured and transported to St. John's Medical Center in Jackson. The driver and passenger of the Ford pick-up were not transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
A 911 call by a passer-by was routed to Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 12:39 p.m. Rangers immediately responded to provide emergency medical care and establish traffic control. Because of the location, a detour was established, routing northbound and southbound traffic from Highway 26/89/191 and Highway 89/287 to the Teton Park Road. This detour remained in effect from mid-day until just before 6 p.m.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is being conducted by park rangers and Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.