One-Vehicle Rollover Accident Claims the Life of Gillette Teen

One-Vehicle Rollover Accident Claims the Life of Gillette Teen

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be suspending VIN inspections for safety measures.

WRIGHT — A fatal crash occurred in the early morning hours Saturday around milepost 3.8 on Edwards Road / CR 30 (Antelope Road) near Wright, Wyoming. 

The accident occurred around 6:00 a.m., when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle rollover. 

A 1994 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Edwards Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left.  The Honda exited the right side of the roadway and overturned.         

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The driver of the Honda has been identified as 19-year-old Gillette, Wyoming resident George R. Garcia.  Garcia was wearing his seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

This is the 126th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 90 in 2018, 111 in 2017, and 94 in 2016 to date.