CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - On September 19, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 423 on US 287 south of Laramie, Wyoming. Around 6:39 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle rollover.
A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on US 287 around milepost 423 when the driver failed to negotiate a right-hand curve. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway before being over-corrected to the right and overturning.
The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 49-year-old Lindon, Utah resident Paul Gilbert. Gilbert was not wearing his seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
Driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
This is the 118th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 81 in 2018, 108 in 2017, and 86 in 2016 to date.