On Wednesday, a fatal crash occurred on Highway 26, west of Fort Laramie. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a UTV rollover on the adjacent Service Road.
A UTV was westbound assisting in a cattle drive when he collided with a gravel mound and overturned.
The driver was identified as Maurice E. Jepson, an 84-year-old resident of Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Jepson was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene.
The roadway was snow-covered at the time of the crash.
Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
This is the 5th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2023 compared to 1 in 2022, 8 in 2021, and 2 in 2020.