A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a semi in Wright, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.

It happened shortly before noon on Wednesday, June 19, at the intersection of Wyoming 59 and Wyoming 387.

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Patrol: Motorcyclist Failed to Yield to Semi

According to a fatality crash summary, 75-year-old Florida resident Martin Pegelow was attempting to turn left or northbound onto Wyoming 59 from Wyoming 387 when he failed to yield to a northbound semi, colliding with the driver's side of the trailer.

Pegelow was wearing a helmet but died from his injuries.

The trucker was not injured in the collision.

The summary says road conditions were dry and weather conditions were clear at the time of the crash, but it does not list any possible contributing factors.

Pegelow is the seventh reported motorcyclist and the 36th reported person to die on Wyoming's highways so far this year.

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