Casper Woman Killed In Crash Just Outside Of City

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Casper woman was killed over the weekend after her vehicle overturned on a county road just outside of the city.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol reports, Tianna M. Piper, 29, was driving a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner southbound on County Road 408 when the vehicle exited the roadway. She steered the vehicle back onto the roadway, then overcorrected steering to the right, which caused the Toyota to overturn.

Piper wasn’t wearing her seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Her passenger, 20-year-old Byron D. Babcock, was wearing his seatbelt and was transported by helicopter to the Wyoming Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash.

Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible factor.

This was the 48th fatality on Wyoming roads this year.

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