A driver is dead after rolling their pickup in southwest Wyoming's Lincoln County, the Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened around 11:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, near milepost .5 on Wyoming 240, just north of Opal.

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According to a fatality crash summary, 39-year-old Utah resident Alex Gill was behind the wheel of a southbound Ford pickup when they drifted off the west shoulder and overcorrected, causing the pickup to skid across the highway, go off the road, and roll multiple times.

Gill was not wearing a seat belt and died from their injuries.

Speed and driver inattention are listed as possible contributing factors.

This is the 76th fatality on Wyoming's highways in 2023 compared to 61 in 2022, 58 in 2021, 64 in 2020, and 96 in 2019 to date, and the ninth fatality in Lincoln County this year.

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2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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