One dead after weekend rollover on I-80

(Uinta County, WY) – On April 10th, at 7:25 PM, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover later resulting in one fatality, occurring around milepost 26 on Interstate 80 east of Evanston, according to a release issued by the WHP.

The deceased has been identified as 53-year-old Evanston resident James G. La Rocco.

According to the report, La Rocco was headed west on Interstate 80 in the left lane of the interstate, and as his vehicle continued west, it crossed into the right lane before exiting the right side of the road and overturning. 

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La Rocco was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and was transported by helicopter to the University of Utah, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A possible medical condition is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 19th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 25 in 2021, 19 in 2020, and 39 in 2019 to date.

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