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Impairment Possible Factor in Fatal Weekend Crash

Photo courtesy of WYDOT Roadside Memorial Program

A one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 80 west of Laramie Oct. 20 has brought the total number of fatalities this year on Wyoming roads to 131.

According to a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a 2002 Honda Civic was traveling east around 7:50 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle went off the left side of the highway. The driver corrected to the right and went off the right side of the road, and the vehicle overturned.

The driver has been identified as 34-year-old Rudi Haskins of Laramie.

Haskins was not wearing a seat belt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Driver impairment and speed are both being investigated as contributing factors.

The number of fatalities are still well ahead of previous years at this time, with 95 in 2018, 113 in 2017, and 96 in 2016.