One Killed in Rollover Near Laramie
A crash on Thursday lead to the death of 23 year old Thomas M. Tarver of Silverdale, Washington. It happened at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound 29 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming.
Mr. Tarver was sleeping in the backseat of an SUV, unbelted at the time of the crash. 21 year old Carrie M. Tarver was driving the Durango when she fell asleep. The Durango left the roadway into the median hitting a post. This woke the driver and she attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the highway. That caused a clockwise rotation, trip and roll. As the truck rolled multiple times, Thomas Tarver was ejected from the vehicle and killed.
Carrie Tarver was wearing her seat belt and an infant child was properly restrained in a child restraint at the time of the crash. Both Carrie Tarver and the infant were transported to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie for treatment.
Carrie Tarver has been cited for failing to maintain a single lane of travel. Driver fatigue is being investigated as the contributing factor in the 102nd fatality on Wyoming highways for 2014.