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Man killed in wreck near Green River

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — On March 25, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 93 on Interstate 80 east of Green River.

At 2:24 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover, according to a press release.

Henry L. Cecil, a 50-year-old resident of Lacey, Washington, was driving a 1998 GMC C1500 and towing a trailer was headed west on Interstate 80 when the trailer began to fishtail, causing the Cecil to lose control of the vehicle, the release said.

The vehicle entered the median before Cecil over-corrected to the right. The pickup truck exited the right side of the road and overturned.

Cecil was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Speed and equipment failure are being investigated as potential contributing factors, according to the press release.

This is the 20th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 13 in 2020, 34 in 2019, and 19 in 2018 to date.