WHP releases info on deadly vehicle-on-pedestrian fatality


The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released information regarding a vehicle-on-pedestrian fatality that occurred on Interstate 80, earlier this week.

According to WHP officials, on March 12, 2019, near milepost 133 on Interstate 80, east of Rock Springs, Wyoming; a vehicle collided with a pedestrian. 

The incident happened at around 5:37 am.

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A statement released in the case says that a 2006 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80, and the driver of the Chevrolet was unable to avoid a pedestrian standing in the eastbound lane of travel.  The Chevrolet collided with the pedestrian before stopping on the shoulder of the roadway.  

The pedestrian has been identified as 30-year-old Mineral Point, Missouri resident Harold Stinson.  Stinson succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash.  

Impairment on the part of Stinson is being investigated as one of the contributing factors.  

This is the 29th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2019 compared to 13 in 2018, 15 in 2017, and 10 in 2016 to date.