CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released an official statement following the death of a Missouri man who was struck by a passing motorist on Interstate 80 east of Rock Springs Tuesday morning.
Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to milepost 133 at 5:37 a.m. on a report of the collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
According to the statement, a 2006 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when the driver was unable to avoid a pedestrian standing in the eastbound lane of travel. he Chevrolet collided with the pedestrian before stopping on the shoulder of the roadway.
The pedestrian has been identified as 30-year-old Mineral Point, Missouri resident
Harold Stinson. Stinson succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 50-year-old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident David Mehal. Mehal was wearing his seatbelt and not injured in the crash.
Impairment on the part of Stinson is being investigated as one of the contributing factors.
This is the 29th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2019 compared to 13 in 2018, 15 in 2017, and 10 in 2016 to date.