One Dead in Crash Near Lander
A single vehicle crash on August 29th has the resulted in the death of 26 year old Sonny J. Duran of Ft Washakie, Wyoming. It happened on Wyoming State Highway 132 at 7:24 p.m. approximately 21 miles north of Lander, Wyoming.
Duran was driving a sedan northbound on WY 132 when the car drifted off the right shoulder. He overcorrected and eventually entered the southbound ditch where the vehicle tripped and rolled. Duran was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected during the crash. He died at the scene.
Six passengers in the car, none of them belted in, were injured and taken to a hospital. Five were taken to either Lander or Riverton and one went Casper by air ambulance.
Alcohol use, driver distraction and speed are all being investigated as contributing factors in this crash. Mr. Duran marked the 99th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2015.