Salt Lake City, Utah resident dies in this morning’s accident east of Rock Springs

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September 28, 2021 — From the Wyoming Highway Patrol

On September 28, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 9.1 on the Interstate 80 Service Road east of Rock Springs, Wyoming.  At 6:30 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.

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A 1992 Toyota 4-Runner was headed west on the Service Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The Toyota exited the roadway and overturned.

The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 29-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah resident Samuel S. Roberts. Roberts was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. 

Driver fatigue is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 85th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 100 in 2020, 123 in 2019, and 84 in 2018 to date.   

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