On Monday, June 24 at 9:10 p.m. a motorcyclist from Wyoming was killed in Natrona County on US 20/ US 26 / US 87 at milepost 177.1.

This is per a crash summary from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

84-year-old James Bassett was headed east on when his motorcycle hit a deer in the road. The Wyoming Highway Patrol crash summary notes that Bassett was wearing a helmet.*

This is the seventh motorcycle fatality on Wyoming highways so far this year compared to twelve at the same time last year.

An earlier version of this story said that he was not, based on a preliminary summary, but we have amended the article for accuracy.

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