Wyo Driver Killed In Rollover After Hitting Deer On Highway

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning near Sheridan caused by a driver hitting a deer in the road claimed the life of the driver.

       41-year old Jeremy Anderson of Sheridan was alone when the accident occurred about 6:30 on Hwy 14.

       The Highway Patrol says Anderson was eastbound 3 miles east of Sheridan when his pickup hit the deer. He steered to the left after the impact, but lost control of the pickup and it ran off the highway and overturned.

       Anderson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Sheridan Memorial Hospital where he succumbed later to his injuries.

         It was the 94th traffic fatality of the year in Wyoming, 24 fewer than at the same time last year. 

       Officials believe reduced travel this spring and summer because of the coronavirus pandemic is largely responsible for the drop in deaths, but Wyoming had only 81 deaths by this time in 2018 after registering 109 the year before.