UPDATE: The Wyoming Highway Patrol on Wednesday afternoon provided confirmation of the identity of the individual who died in Tuesday’s crash. This story has been updated.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming resident died after a single-vehicle crash in Lincoln County on Tuesday afternoon.
Lyman resident Joel Scott Reimer, 53, died in the rollover on U.S. Highway 189 near Kemmerer, Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeremy Beck confirmed on Wednesday. Reimer had been driving north along the highway in a GMC Jimmy when the vehicle drifted off the road and struck a mile post 32 sign before heading into a ditch, according to the WHP.
Reimer corrected to the left, causing the vehicle to rotate counterclockwise into a skid before rolling multiple times. It came to a rest on its passenger side, according to the WHP.
Reimer was not wearing a seatbelt, and driver fatigue/sleep is being investigated as a possible contributing factor to the crash, according to the WHP.