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Wyoming man dies in rollover crash on BLM land west of Buffalo

Agency file photo of WHP trooper on snow-covered road (Wyoming Highway Patrol, Facebook)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man died in a single-vehicle rollover late last month on federal land in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, according to a preliminary Wyoming Highway Patrol report.

A Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling south on Mosier Gulch Road when the vehicle failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the roadway, the report said. The vehicle exited the road to the left, where it tripped and rolled two full turns, coming to rest on its wheels.

Snowy conditions and active snowfall were present at the time of the crash, the highway patrol said.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle at 7 a.m. on Dec. 22, and the crash is believed to have occurred sometime between then and 11 p.m. the night before.

The highway patrol has identified the driver as 43-year-old Aaron Little Bald Eagle, a Wyoming resident.

There were 133 deaths on Wyoming roadways in 2022, compared to previous years:

  • 111 in 2021
  • 128 in 2020 
  • 147 in 2019

This story contains preliminary information as provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol via the Wyoming Department of Transportation Fatal Crash Summary map. The information may be subject to change. Oil City News has contacted the WHP to verify the report’s information.