Speed Being Investigated as Cause of Fatal Crash West of Cheyenne

Speed Being Investigated as Cause of Fatal Crash West of Cheyenne

Weather conditions and equipment failure are being investigated in the death of a Missouri couple near Dayton on Saturday.

CHEYENNE — On March 18, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 7 on Wyoming 210 west of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  At 8:20 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.

The driver of a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was negotiating a curve to the right while traveling east on Wyoming 210 when the vehicle collided with a snowbank in the eastbound lane.  After impact, the Jeep became airborne and then began to overturn.      

The driver of the 2004 Jeep has been identified as 55-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Trent A. Rogers.  Rogers was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

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Speed is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 19th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 13 in 2020, 33 in 2019, and 16 in 2018 to date.