Death of Rock Springs Man Under Investigation

Investigators are working to determine the cause of death of a Questar employee who was working alone at a job site near Rock Springs on Monday. Deputies and first responders were dispatched to the location around 4:25pm. An ELM Locating employee who was working nearby spotted the man in a hole at the Questar job site and called 9-1-1. After flagging down a Fed Ex driver, the two men were able to life the unconscious man out of the hole and began CPR but he was unresponsive. Responders were unable to revive him. The man was 40-year-old Jason Crompton. Crompton was working alone to locate a natural gas pipeline tracer line using a shovel and garden hoe in a muddy hole about 4 feet deep and 20 inches wide. No foul play is suspected and the investigation has been turned over to the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Investigators hope to determine cause of death through the autopsy scheduled for August 25th.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.