The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on crash south of Laramie that left a driver seriously injured.

According to an agency Facebook post, the crash happened around 3:15 Sunday afternoon at milepost 403 on U.S. 287, about a mile south of the Port of Entry.

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The patrol says the crash involved a passenger car and a semi and briefly blocked both directions of U.S. 287 resulting in traffic being rerouted.

Wyoming Highway Patrol via Facebook
Wyoming Highway Patrol via Facebook
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"Fire/EMS units extricated and transported the (PC) driver to the hospital with serious injuries," the post reads. "The truck driver sustained no injuries."

The patrol says a felony amount of a controlled substance was found in the passenger car, which may have possibly contributed to the crash.

2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

Gallery Credit: Joy Greenwald

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