1 dead after tractor-trailer rollover near Elk Mountain

(Elk Mountain, WY) – On August 5th, at 10:13 PM, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover around milepost 257 on Interstate 80, east of Elk Mountain, Wyoming. The crash resulted in 1 fatality.

A tractor-trailer was headed west on Interstate 80, when the vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and collided with a guardrail. 

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The driver, who has been identified as 25-year-old Fresno, California resident Baljinder Singh, overcorrected before leaving the road and overturning.

Singh was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash, and driver inattention is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

The preliminary crash report summary can be found here.

This is the 61st fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 71 in 2020, 102 in 2019, and 64 in 2018 to date.

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