Rock Springs Man Dead In I-80 Crash

A Rock Springs man died from injuries sustained in a crash on Sunday.

Jason Trotter, 23 of Rock Springs, died from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday around mile post 104 on I-80.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Trotter was driving a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer when his vehicle left the interstate for unknown reasons. The vehicle was overcorrected and left the interstate to the right where it eventually overturned.

Trotter was not wearing a seat belt during the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where he died from his injuries.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says alcohol and possible drug use are being investigated as possible contributing factors in this crash.

2 Comments on "Rock Springs Man Dead In I-80 Crash"

  1. I’m not criticizing because that’s not my right but….. It really is upsetting when it’s posted that alcohol or drugs are being investigated. It causes alot of people to speculate and make assumptions. Maybe that info should be held until autospy confirms it, or maybe not at all. We the public don’t need to know those details. Those details should be left up to the family to share with the close relatives and friends of the one whose life were lost. Again this is only my opinion. But I would not want everyone to know my child possibly wrecked due to consumption of alcohol and or drugs. R. I. P young man and may your family and friends find peace and comfort at this heartbreaking time!

  2. John Zeiger | May 3, 2017 at 9:25 pm | Reply

    I think it is very important that the information is shared about use being investigated. We as the traveling public need to be reminded that this is a serious issue facing our roadways today. If there wasn’t pretty strong indicators that use was a contributing they wouldn’t have said anything. Information is shared if someone is murdered or takes their own life.

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