Man Dies in Crash After Driving Wrong Way on I-80 in Wyoming
A wrong-way driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins early Wednesday morning, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. near milepost 221.
Sgt. Jeremy Beck says 60-year-old Jerome, Idaho resident Richard L. Shook was westbound in the eastbound lanes and hit a pickup pulling a trailer.
Shook was wearing his seat belt, but died at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 61-year-old Eaton, Colorado resident Donald R. Patterson, was also buckled up and was not injured in the crash.
Driver inattention on the part of Shook is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
Shook is the 105th person to die on Wyoming's highways this year.