For the second year in a row, Laramie County avoided any fatal crashes during Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.

According to a Facebook post, there was only one crash in the Cheyenne area between July 21 and July 30 that involved possible injuries requiring an ambulance.

That's pretty remarkable considering the county tallied three fatal crashes during the 2021 show, one of which occurred at Frontier Park.


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Despite being traffic fatality free, this year's Daddy of 'em All wasn't free of idiot drivers.

Troopers made 816 traffic stops and 45 arrests, including 20 for driving under the influence, three for felony drug possession, and 13 for misdemeanor drug possession.

Perhaps the wildest arrest happened on July 24, when a trooper sitting in the median of Interstate 80 just east of Cheyenne reportedly clocked a Cheyenne man driving 143 mph in a 75-mph zone while drunk.


2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.

Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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