Casper man killed in wreck near Wheatland

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The following information was released to media from the Wyoming Highway Patrol: 

On September 17th, 2018 a fatal crash occurred at milepost 100 on Interstate 25 near Wheatland, Wyoming. At 5:00 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision.

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The crash occurred in a construction zone where the northbound traffic is diverted to the southbound side of the interstate.

A 2007 Peterbilt combination unit was traveling southbound on Interstate 25. A 2009 GMC delivery truck was traveling northbound when the driver partially drove his vehicle off the eastside of the highway. The driver then over-corrected to the left and entered into the southbound lane of travel, colliding with the driver’s side of the trailer being pulled by the Peterbilt. The GMC then spun out of control onto the ramp at Exit 100 and the vehicle came to a rest against the guardrail. The driver of the Peterbilt was able to come to a controlled stop several hundred feet from the collision.

The driver of the GMC delivery truck succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision. He has been identified as 47-year-old Casper, Wyoming resident David S Edwards. Edwards was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.

This is the 79th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2018 compared to 108 in 2017, 86 in 2016, and 112 in 2015 to date.