One dead, one injured in fatal crash near Casper, Wyoming
CASPER, Wyo. — One person is dead and another injured after a motor vehicle crash near Casper, Wyoming, according to a release from the Wyoming State Patrol.
On Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., state troopers responded to the area of milepost 1 on County Road 408 near Casper for a report of a motor vehicle crash.
A 2002 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling southbound on County Road 408 when the vehicle exited the right side of the roadway. The driver attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the roadway and then overcorrected to the right causing the vehicle to overturn.
The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 29-year-old Casper, Wyoming resident Tianna M. Piper. Piper was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.
The passenger has been identified as 20-year-old Casper, Wyoming resident Bryon D. Babcock. Babcock was wearing a seatbelt and was transported by helicopter to the Wyoming Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash.
Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
This is the 48th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020 compared to 87 in 2019, 53 in 2018, and 74 in 2017 to date