Motorcycle driver dies after launching off cliff near Wyoming Highway 22

CASPER, Wyo. — A motorcycle driver died after going off of a cliff next to Wyoming Highway 22 on Tuesday, Aug. 2, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Troopers were notified of the crash at around 11:42 a.m. Aug. 2. The crash occurred south of Jackson when the driver of the motorcycle failed to negotiate an uphill curve at mile marker 13 on Wyoming Highway 22.

“The motorcycle struck the bottom left side while in the turn,” the WHP’s preliminary report said. “As a result, the motorcycle overcorrected back to the right, losing control.

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“The motorcycle ran off the road to the right, traveling between a guardrail and a large boulder, launching off a cliff. The motorcycle came to rest 162 feet from the edge of the cliff.”

The motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet, according to the preliminary crash report.

Oil City News has reached out to the WHP to confirm the identity of the driver and ask for further information about the crash. Updates will be provided if more information becomes available.