Medical condition may have factored in fatal crash in Cody on Saturday

A Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle.

CASPER, Wyo — A 75-year-old Wyoming man succumbed to injuries from a crash on Saturday in Cody, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. A medical condition may have lead to the crash, according to the preliminary report.

The crash occurred at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Stampede Ave and Heart Mountain Street in Cody. A Chevrolet pickup was in the middle turn lane at a red light, waiting to make a left turn, when a silver Lexus sedan collided with the rear of the Chevy, the report said.

Both the driver and passenger of the Chevrolet exited their vehicle to check on the crash when they noticed the driver of the Lexus slumped over, Highway Patrol said. The driver of the Chevrolet broke the rear driver window of the Lexus because the doors were locked. Once the driver of the Lexus was pulled out of the sedan, CPR was initiated.

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The driver of the Lexus was life-flighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital located in Billings, MT, where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Lexus may have had a medical condition before the collision.

Gary Duggleby has  been identified as the deceased in the preliminary Highway Patrol report, which is subject to change. Oil City has reached out for confirmation.

There have been 119 deaths on Wyoming roadways this year, compared to 105 to-date in 2021.