Gillette man dies in motorcycle crash

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A man from Gillette has died after a motorcycle crash that happened Monday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m. on September 22, a Harley Davidson was travelling east on Wyoming Highway 345. Near milepost 15, the motorcycle exited the side of the road and the driver lost control.

The driver of the Harley has been identified as Gillette, Wyoming resident Johhny Gilstad, 52. It was unknown if Gilstad was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported to the

Sheridan Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

Speed and driver impairment is being investigated as possible contributing factors, but no determination has been made.

This is the 121st fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 84 in 2018, 109 in 2017, and 89 in 2016 to date.

Categories: Traffic & Accidents, Wyoming News