The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating driver fatigue as the cause of a rollover crash early Saturday morning that killed a Wheatland man on WYO 34 near Wheatland.
John Teigen Finnerty, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Finnerty was not wearing his seat belt.
The crash occurred between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. around milepost 38. Finnerty was driving a 1998 Saturn when the vehicle exited the road to the left after he navigated a right-hand curve.
The vehicle veered back on the road, then began to slide and exited the road to the left. The Saturn rolled three times and came to an uncontrolled rest on all four wheels. Finnerty was ejected from the vehicle.
This is the 25th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2018 compared to 33 in 2017, 14 in 2016, and 37 in 2015 to date.