FORT LARAMIE – One man is dead following a single-vehicle accident Tuesday evening east of Fort Laramie.
The victim has been identified as Terry Molgard, 61, of Guernsey. According to a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Molgard was driving west on U.S. Hwy. 26. Tuesday when the 1991 Lincoln Town Car he was driving left the roadway for an unknown reason.
According to the release, Molgard apparently attempted to steer his vehicle back onto the highway and over-corrected. The car traveled across both traffic lanes, where it struck an embankment and overturned.
Troopers were dispatched to the scene at 11:15 p.m. after the accident was discovered. WHP Public Information Officer Sgt. Kyle McKay in Cheyenne said the exact time the accident occurred was not known.
Molgard was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Officials are waiting for toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was a possible contributing factor in the accident, which could take several weeks, McKay said.
Molegard is the 119th person to die so far this year on Wyoming highways, according to the release. That compares to 111 deaths last year, 139 in 2015, and 146 in 2014.