A young Wyoming man is dead following a T-bone crash near Lander, the Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened around 1:11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, at milepost 22.02 on U.S. 287/Wyoming 789.

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According to a fatality crash summary, 22-year-old Riley Williamson was headed south when he went off the right side of the highway, overcorrected back to the left, skidded into the northbound lane, and was T-boned on the passenger side by a northbound pickup.

Williamson was not wearing his seat belt and died from his injuries.

The driver of the pickup was not injured in the crash.

The summary lists speed and driver inattention as possible contributing factors.

Williamson is the 10th person to die on Fremont County's highways so far this year.

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.

Gallery Credit: Joy Greenwald

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