A Kirby man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash north of Thermopolis on Saturday, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Douglas H. Whitt, 60, was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup northbound on U.S. Highway 20. It left the east side of the road at mile post 142 about 10 miles north of Thermopolis at 3:45 p.m., according to the news release by Sgt. David Wagener.
Whitt over-corrected, which sent the pickup into a counterclockwise spin to the west across both lanes of the highway. It traveled west during the spin, tripped and rolled two times down a steep embankment.
Whitt was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the truck during the crash. He died at the scene.
The crash did not cause the highway to be closed, but traffic was detoured around the scene.
Alcohol use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash at this time.
This crash marks the 12th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2015.