A Wyoming man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Albany County, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened around 9:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, near mile marker 33 on Wyoming 230, about six miles southwest of Woods Landing.

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According to a fatality crash summary, 41-year-old Paul Washburn was riding east when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, went off the right side of the highway, and was thrown from his bike.

Washburn was wearing a helmet but died from his injuries.

The summary says it was clear and the highway was dry at the time of the crash, but it does not list any possible contributing factors.

Calls to the patrol seeking more information were not immediately returned.

Washburn is the 90th person and the eighth motorcyclist to die on Wyoming'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.

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