(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.
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.
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.