Fatal Accident Claims Life of Washington Man Near Green River

Fatal Accident Claims Life of Washington Man Near Green River

GREEN RIVER — Speed and equipment failure are being investigated as possible causes for a fatal crash east of Green River that claimed the life of a Washington man yesterday afternoon. 

The crash occurred around milepost 93 on Interstate 80 at approximately 2:20 p.m. when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.

A 1998 GMC C1500 towing a trailer was headed west on Interstate 80 when the trailer began to fishtail, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to a report from the WHP.

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The report states that the vehicle entered the median before the driver over-corrected to the right. The pickup truck exited the right side of the road and overturned.       

The driver of the GMC has been identified as 50-year-old Lacey, Washington resident Henry L. Cecil.  Cecil was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

This is the 20th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 13 in 2020, 34 in 2019, and 19 in 2018 to date.