A woman who died last month after crashing her car into a tree in west Cheyenne has been identified.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the 3000 block of Carey Avenue.

Wyoming Highway Patrol
Wyoming Highway Patrol

According to a fatality crash summary from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Gail Brown was driving north when she veered off the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

"The driver of the vehicle informed officers that she wasn't feeling well before the crash and that she possibly fainted or blacked out," the narrative reads.

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Brown was not wearing her seatbelt and suffered serious injuries to her chest.

She was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where she passed away the following day surrounded by her loving family.

According to her obituary, Brown was an avid reader and crafter, and her family meant everything to her, her four cats included.


Brown is survived by her husband and four children. She was preceded in death by a daughter.

2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.

Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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