Driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible cause for a fatal crash east of Rock Springs, Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - On September 28, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 9.1 on the Interstate 80 Service Road east of Rock Springs, Wyoming. At 6:30 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.
A 1992 Toyota 4-Runner was headed west on the Service Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The Toyota exited the roadway and overturned.
The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 29-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah resident Samuel S. Roberts. Roberts was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
Driver fatigue is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This is the 85th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 100 in 2020, 123 in 2019, and 84 in 2018 to date.
Copyright 2021 Wyoming News Now. All rights reserved.