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Casper, WY – Car Crash on US-85 near MM 28 Takes One Life

By Burg Simpson
July 23, 2021
4 min read
Casper, WY – Car Crash on US-85 near MM 28 Takes One Life

Casper, WY (July 23, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle collision in the Casper area early Monday evening. At approximately 4:22 p.m., on July 19, emergency crews were notified that a crash took place on US Highway 85 that required assistance.

Reports from local authorities show that a 2000 Volvo commercial vehicle and a 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup truck collided head-on at mile marker 28 on US Highway 85. The driver of the Nissan, a 54-year-old male, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officers. The 62-year-old truck driver was not injured. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Wyoming

Approximately 150 people lose their lives in auto crashes in Wyoming each year. These incidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the overwhelming consequences they have on families throughout the state. Though there have been countless measures taken to improve safety features in automobiles, there is no way to guarantee the safety of vehicle occupants involved in crashes. We continue to see people lose their lives from traffic-related incidents at an alarming rate.

Families are often forced to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of these unimaginable accidents. In most cases, families are further left to struggle when it comes to dealing with the costs of funeral and burial expenses. Many families lose a source of income by having their loved ones taken away so tragically. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, their families should seek legal guidance from a competent wrongful death attorney in Wyoming as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face moving forward, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial costs
  • End-of-life expenses
  • Lost insurance
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of guidance
  • Property damages
  • And more

Working with a competent legal team can help your family hold the at-fault party accountable for your loved one’s death.

Since 1977, Burg Simpson has provided nationwide legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in auto accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our accident lawyers in Wyoming are passionate about fighting for peoples’ legal rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Wyoming at 800-330-2195 or 307-527-7891 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you. By scheduling a free consultation at your earliest convenience, we can discuss the circumstances of your loved one’s accident to help you get the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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