So far this year, The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the Cowboy State has experienced 39 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes, with 60% of the fatally victims injured not wearing a seatbelt.
The patrol points out that wearing a seatbelt is a straightforward step motorists can do to increase their chances of surviving a motor vehicle crash.
Single vehicle rollover crashes without seatbelt use continue to be the most significant incidence in fatal crashes investigated by Wyoming State Troopers. If involved in a rollover crash, occupants are more likely to experience a serious injury from being tossed around inside the vehicle or ejected from the vehicle if not properly restrained.
While there are more people from around the country on the highways this summer, it is in-state residents who make up 69% of fatal crashes so far this year in Wyoming.