A Bellevue woman is dead following a single-vehicle rollover Thursday night east of Picabo.
According to a press release from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident on U.S. Highway 20 around 6:45 p.m. They found Yvette M. Cabrito, 34, dead at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office determined that Cabrito was driving east in a 2003 Honda Civic when she lost control. According to witnesses, the vehicle left the road at a high rate of speed, rolling numerous times before coming to rest about 350 feet from the pavement. Cabrito was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Both speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the accident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
“We have had far too many tragedies this year in Blaine County,” said Sheriff Steve Harkins in the press release. “Always drive with patience and respect, obey traffic laws and speed limits, don’t drive distracted and don’t ever drink and drive.”
The Sheriff’s Office also said in the press release that there have been nine vehicle-related fatalities in Blaine County so far this year, more than the previous five years combined.