Highway Fatalities Up In Wyoming For 2017

A Montana man died in a roll-over accident earlier this week near Alpine Wyoming, making that the 103rd fatality to occur on Wyoming highways so far this year. 45-year-old James Watters was driving on Highway 89 when his vehicle drifted from the road, striking a rock embankment. Both Watters and an unidentified passenger, neither of whom were wearing seat belts, were both ejected from the vehicle when it rolled. Watters’ was pronounced dead on the scene, with the passenger being transported to the hospital for treatment. The 103 highway fatalities so far this year in Wyoming, is a significant increase from the 83 people that died during the same time period last year, however, it is on par with the 111 deaths that occurred in 2015 and the 107 deaths that took place in 2014.

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