Wright Man Dies After Single Vehicle Rollover Crash
A single vehicle rollover crash on Nov. 2 claimed the life of a man from Wright, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Chris M. Christensen, 60, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet CK 2500 pickup westbound on Wyoming Highway 192 about 26 miles east of Kaycee on Sunday evening.
About 8:30 p.m., the pickup initially drifted to the right side of the road. Christensen over-corrected the pickup onto the roadway, crossed the center line over to the left side of the road. He over-corrected again by steering hard to the right.
The pickup then entered into a broadside slide and traveled back onto the road. During the slide, the pickup tripped and rolled. It came to rest on its passenger side and partially blocked the westbound lane.
During the rollover, Christensen was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol use is being investigated as the contributing factor.
This marks the 128th highway fatality in Wyoming in 2014.