Wyoming Man Dead Following Rollover Crash on I-25
A Wyoming man is dead after losing control of his pickup truck on an icy portion of Interstate 25 near Douglas in the early hours of Monday morning.
Jason Havard, 31, was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The Patrol says Havard was southbound in a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup on I-25 at roughly 1:50 a.m. Monday. Near milepost 126, on an icy bridge deck, Havard lost control of the pickup.
The Dodge rotated about 170 degrees counterclockwise and went into the median, where the passenger-side tires grabbed in the soft earth, causing the Dodge to roll sideways across the median and hit a guardrail on the northbound median shoulder.
The pickup continued to roll one time across the northbound passing lane, coming to rest upright in the northbound lanes of I-25.
A northbound commercial truck was unable to avoid the Dodge. The right-front portion of the combination unit hit the right-rear portion of the pickup.
Havard died of his injuries while being taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Converse County, according to a news release from Sgt. Kyle McKay.
The driver of the commercial truck, 55-year-old Keith Cunningham of Wellington, Colorado, was not injured.
Speed is listed as a contributing factor in the crash. The roadway was covered in ice and frost, and snow was falling in the area at the time.
Havard is the 14th person killed on Wyoming highways in 2018. That figure compares to 19 deaths by the same point in 2017, 10 in 2016 and 21 in 2015.