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70-year-old Wyoming driver dies in rollover crash on icy highway near Meeteetse Friday

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CASPER, Wyo. — A 70-year-old Wyoming driver died in a rollover crash on Wyoming Highway 120 on Friday, Nov. 18, Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck confirmed Monday.

The WHP has identified the driver as Wayne Hoff.

Troopers were notified of the crash near Meeteetse at around 1 p.m. Friday. Conditions on Wyoming Highway 120 included ice and frost, according to the WHP.

Hoff was traveling south on the highway in a passenger vehicle “when the vehicle came to a draw in the roadway that was snow packed and icy,” the crash report from the WHP said.

“The driver lost control of the vehicle and slid off the right side of the roadway,” the narrative provided in the WHP’s report said. “The vehicle slid off the roadway and went airborne over the right-of-way fence. The vehicle flipped onto its top side, causing the driver to be ejected.”

Hoff was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said.

Speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor to the crash.

UPDATE: WHP Sgt. Jeremy Beck on Monday confirmed information from a preliminary report this story initially relied on.


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