CASPER — A Sheridan resident died following a fatal car crash on Interstate 25 near Casper on Sunday.
According to a press release from Wyoming Highway Patrol, the agency responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash at 5:07 p.m. Sunday.
A 2005 Subaru Forester was traveling northbound on I-25 when a deer ran out in front of the vehicle, WHP reported. The driver swerved to avoid the deer, sending the vehicle into the borrow pit where the vehicle overturned approximately four times. The driver was partially ejected during the rollover and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. A passenger in the Subaru was totally ejected during the rollover and was transported to Wyoming Medical Center with serious injuries.
Neither the driver nor the passenger were properly wearing their seat belts.
The driver has been identified as 35-year-old Sheridan resident John Gallatin and the passenger has been identified as 33-year-old Amanda Gallatin.
The incident marked the 116th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2017 compared to 102 in 2016, 133 in 2015, and 134 in 2014.