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Wyoming Highway Deaths Continue to Rise


A one-vehicle rollover Monday near Moorcroft claimed the life of a California man, bringing the total number of fatalities in Wyoming this year to 127, compared to 91 in 2018, 111 in 2017, and 95 in 2016.

According to a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP), the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 approximately 10 miles east of Moorcroft.

A 57-year-old man was traveling east in a 2006 Toyota Tundra when he entered the median before over-correcting both to the right and left before the vehicle overturned.  He was wearing a seat belt, but succumbed to his injures at the scene of the crash.

WHP is investigating driver inattention as a possible factor in the crash.

Nationwide in 2017, 54 percent of fatal crashes were single vehicle crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In Wyoming, single vehicle crashes account for 59 percent of fatal crashes.