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Driver killed, passenger injured in motorcycle crash near Cheyenne

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CASPER, Wyo. — A July 3 crash involving a motorcycle and a minivan near Cheyenne lead to the death of the driver of the motorcycle. The motorcycle’s passenger was injured in the crash, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s (WHP) report on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Fatality Crash Summary Page.

The crash occurred at around 5 pm near the intersection of South Greeley Highway/US 85 and Hiawatha Road.

Aaron Steven Comstock, 32, died as a result of the crash, according to the WHP. He was a Wyoming resident.

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The WHP report describes what occurred as follows:

The Honda Minivan was southbound on US 85 in the left lane. A vehicle in the right lane slowed to turn right onto Hiawatha Road. The Honda motorcycle entered the roadway from the stop sign at Hiawatha Road. The driver of the motorcycle intended to turn left, northbound, onto US 85. The Honda motorcycle was struck broadside by the minivan in the left lane.

The driver and passenger of the Honda motorcycle separated from the motorcycle, and both came to rest in the southbound lanes. The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet, and the passenger was sitting in front of the driver.

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The WHP report does not provide further details of the nature of the motorcycle passenger’s injuries. The two people in the minivan did not sustain injuries, according to the report.

Driver inattention was cited by the WHP as a possible contributing factor to the crash.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story reported Comstock’s first name as Steven based on the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s preliminary report. The WHP has confirmed that his full name was Aaron Steven Comstock.