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.
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.