Driver inattention being investigated as a possible cause for a fatal crash east of Elk Mountain, Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - On August 5, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 257 on Interstate 80 east of Elk Mountain, Wyoming. At 10:13 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.
A 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer was headed west on Interstate 80. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and collided with a guardrail. The driver overcorrected before leaving the road and overturning.
The driver of the Freightliner has been identified as 25-year-old Fresno, California resident Baljinder Singh. Singh was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
Driver inattention is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This is the 61st fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 71 in 2020, 102 in 2019, and 64 in 2018 to date.
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