Gillette man dies in Friday night rollover

Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Wyoming Highway Patrol)

A Gillette man died Friday evening after his vehicle overturned on Interstate 90 near mile marker 124, authorities announced Monday morning.

Bradley Bjornsrud, 50, had been traveling westbound in his 2002 Jeep Wrangler when he abruptly exited the roadway and struck the median cable divider, causing the vehicle to overturn at 11:40 p.m. July 9, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).

Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) were first on the scene, according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds, who added that deputies arrived to find the overturned vehicle and Bjornsrud lying in the median near the North Burma Avenue underpass.

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Bjornsrud had not been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and, despite life-saving measures attempted by emergency medical services, succumbed to his injuries, per Reynolds.

As of July 12, the incident was still under investigation by the WHP and the cause of the crash had not yet been determined.

This incident marks the 49th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 49 in 2020, per WHP.