Wyoming’s Fatal Crash Rate Continues to Spiral Out of Control
Sixty-four people have died on Wyoming's highways so far this year, and with the summer months and holidays still ahead, the worst is far from over.
"It's definitely higher than what we've seen in the last five to six years to date," said Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck.
The Cowboy State is averaging a fatal crash every 2.25 days, that's over 13 a month, and well on track to smashing last year's number of 111 total fatalities.
"Those fatalities can be attributed to distracted driving, lack of seat belts, alcohol and several other factors," said Beck. "So far, 43 percent were not wearing their seat belts."
"We definitely can do better as long as we police ourselves to always buckle up and pay attention to what we're doing," Beck added.