ROCK SPRINGS — Driver fatigue or a possible medical issue are being considered as possible contributing factors as to why a driver lost control of a tractor trailer by Cruel Jacks near Rock Springs, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP). The driver later succumbed to his injuries.
On January 28, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 99 on Interstate 80 west of Rock Springs, Wyoming, the WHP release states. At 12:16 pm, WHP troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.
A 2016 Volvo Conventional tractor-trailer was headed west on Interstate 80 when the truck exited the roadway’s right side. The driver overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to leave the road a second time and overturn.
The driver of the Volvo has been identified as 60-year-old Nashua, New Hampshire. resident Joseph E. Conway. Conway was wearing a seatbelt and transported to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Driver fatigue or a possible medical condition is being investigated as potential contributing factors.
This is the 11th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 5 in 2020, 14 in 2019, and 6 in 2018 to date.