Wyoming Man Killed in Rollover Crash on I-80
A Wyoming man is dead after rolling his SUV on Interstate 80 yesterday evening, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened around 7:25 p.m. near milepost 26.5, about 20 miles east of Evanston.
The patrol says James G. La Rocco, 53, of Evanston, was headed west when he veered to the right, went off the interstate, and rolled down an embankment.
La Rocco, who was not buckled up, was thrown from the driver’s seat to the back seat and was found slumped over the back of the driver’s seat, according to a crash summary.
He was flown by helicopter to the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City, where he died upon arrival.
The patrol says a possible medical condition is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
This is the 19th fatality on Wyoming's roadways in 2022 compared to 25 in 2021, 19 in 2020, and 39 in 2019 to date.