Pedestrian hit near Sheridan, WY

Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 5:06 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - On December 17, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 25 on Interstate 90 near Sheridan, Wyoming. At 12:25 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of the collision.

A 2001 Peterbilt commercial truck was headed north on Interstate 90. The commercial truck driver was unable to avoid colliding with a pedestrian in the roadway around milepost 25. An investigation is ongoing to obtain why the pedestrian was on the road.

The commercial truck driver has been identified as 67-year-old Pearce, Arizona resident Larry A. Dean. Dean was wearing his seatbelt and not injured in the crash.

The pedestrian’s name is not being released at this time, pending next of kin notification. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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