- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say a driver who suffered a heart attack collided head-on with a van in a crash that closed a portion of the park’s main roadway during peak tourist season.

Park officials said in a statement Friday the driver of the pickup truck died, likely due to the heart attack. The van’s occupants suffered minor injuries.

None of the people involved in the crash has been identified.

The collision happened on the Grand Loop Road near Craig Pass, about eight miles west of West Thumb.

Officials closed the roadway between West Thumb and Old Faithful, one of the most trafficked corridors in the park, for several hours.

July is Yellowstone’s busiest month, with an average of 24,800 visitors a day.

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