Troopers look to fatigue or medical issue as cause of deadly crash

Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 12:25 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - On January 28, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 99 on Interstate 80 west of Rock Springs, Wyoming.  At 12:16 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.

A 2016 Volvo Conventional tractor-trailer was headed west on Interstate 80 when the truck exited the roadway’s right side.  The driver overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to leave the road a second time and overturn.

The driver of the Volvo has been identified as 60-year-old Nashua, New Hampshire resident Joseph E. Conway.  Conway was wearing a seatbelt and transported to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Driver fatigue or a possible medical condition is being investigated as potential contributing factors.

This is the 11th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 5 in 2020, 14 in 2019, and 6 in 2018 to date.

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