Casper man died after dump truck collision Thursday

(Natrona County, WY) – On February 10th, 2022, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 101 on Wyoming 220 west of Casper, according to a release issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).

The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Casper resident Joshua Atkinson.

At 10:58 AM, WHP troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision.

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Atkinson was headed west on Wyoming 220, when his vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2019 commercial dump truck.

Atkinson was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene. 

The truck driver has been identified as 53-year-old Casper resident Thomas Hall. 

Hall was wearing a seatbelt and not injured in the crash.

Driver inattention and cell phone use on the part of Atkinson are being investigated as potential contributing factors.

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This is the 5th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 14 in 2021, 5 in 2020, and 16 in 2019 to date.   

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