Gillette man dead after semi crashes down ravine in Wyoming
LARAMIE, WYO — A Gillette man has passed away following a semi crash in Wyoming west of Laramie.
The accident happened around 8:25 p.m. when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched for a report of a commercial motor vehicle crash.
Authorities say a 2000 Kenworth tractor and trailer was traveling eastbound on Wyoming 230 when the driver failed to negotiate a slight curve to the left. The Kenworth exited the right side of the roadway and traveled down a ravine before coming to a stop.
The driver of the Kenworth has been identified as 36-year-old Gillette, Wyoming resident Juan Aguayo-Gonzalez. Aguayo-Gonzalez was wearing his seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
The incident is still under investigation at this time.
This is the 67th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 — compared to 40 in 2018, 46 in 2017, and 25 in 2016 to date.