Upton Teen Dies in One-Vehicle Rollover Accident Saturday

Upton Teen Dies in One-Vehicle Rollover Accident Saturday

LINGLE, WY — An 18-year-old Wyoming youth was killed Saturday around milepost 112 on US 85 north of Lingle, Wyoming, according to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 4:14 a.m. when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover.

The WHP reports that a 2018 GMC Sierra was headed north on US 85 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the left and exited the roadway’s east side. The driver steered the truck to the left before the vehicle began to overturn.

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The driver of the GMC has been identified as Upton, Wyoming resident Caleb M. Brenner. Brenner was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 84th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 95 in 2020, 117 in 2019, and 81 in 2018 to date.