A Wyoming teen is dead after rolling his car west of Wheatland, authorities say.

The crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9, near milepost 42.5 on Palmer Canyon Road.

According to a crash summary from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Richard Wardell was headed east when he lost control of his Ford Taurus, went off the road, became airborne, and overturned.

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Wardell was not wearing his seat belt and died from his injuries.

Speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

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