Fatal accident on US-85 Highway

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. A northbound vehicle on US- 85 struck a pedestrian, whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened on S. Greeley Highway, right outside the Outlaw Saloon.

The victim was 80-year old Elmer Sanchez.

At 6:17 pm, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a collision between a vehicle, and pedestrian.

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Dodge van. The driver of the van observed the pedestrian, who appeared to be wearing dark clothing, cross the highway, in front of the vehicle.

The driver attempted to avoid colliding with the pedestrian by switching lanes. However, the pedestrian didn't stop walking across the highway and collided with the vehicle.

This is the 108th fatality on Wyoming’s highway in 2018 compared to 120 in 2017, 111 in 2016, and 113 in 2015 to date.