Cheyenne Youth Killed in One-Vehicle Accident Sunday

Cheyenne Youth Killed in One-Vehicle Accident Sunday

Driver inattention is being investigated in the death of a Cheyenne youth yesterday evening. The WHP reports the boy was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

CHEYENNE — A 16-year-old Cheyenne boy was killed yesterday in a one-vehicle rollover accident at milepost 24 on Wyoming Highway 211 just northwest of the city.

The accident occurred around 5:25 p.m. according to a statement released by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The statement says a 2002 Subaru Outback was headed north when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the right and exited the roadway’s west side, causing the vehicle to overturn.       

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The driver of the Subaru has been identified as Zaden M. Aldrich. Aldrich was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash, according to the report. Driver inattention is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 56th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 60 in 2020, 93 in 2019, and 60 in 2018 to date.