LYMAN – A fatal crash east of Lyman, on August 12th, has resulted in the death of 58-year-old Bradley Hansen from Center Junction, Iowa. The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on the 12th near milepost 48 on Interstate 80 approximately seven miles east of Lyman.
Hansen was operating a 2014 Honda motorcycle while traveling east on I 80 in a construction zone. The construction zone had been reduced to one lane of travel for each direction of I-80 traffic on the two lanes normally used for westbound travel only.
While transitioning out of the construction back onto the normal eastbound lanes of I-80, the motorcycle struck two construction barrels and a large wooden reflective arrow board sign. The motorcycle continued east and left the highway to the south. Once in the ditch, the motorcycle tipped over and Hansen fell from the motorcycle.
Hansen was wearing a helmet during the crash.
He was taken by helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah where he succumbed to his injuries.
Morning sun glare and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash that marked the 70th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 92 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. This crash is the 17th motorcycle related highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016.