One dead after Prater Canyon rollover in Lincoln County

(Lincoln County, WY) – On May 1st, around 2:00 AM, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover that occurred at milepost .20 on County Road 116 (Prater Canyon) near Thayne, according to a release issued by the WHP.

The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old Freedom, Wyoming resident Jefferson Lysager.

According to the report, Lysager was headed east on County Road 116 at a high rate of speed, when he was unable to maintain his travel lane, causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and overturn.    


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

Speed is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 26th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 30 in 2021, 25 in 2020, and 54 in 2019 to date.


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