Missing Utah Man Killed In Afton Crash

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Utah man who had been reported missing on July 6 was killed in a vehicle crash in Afton over the weekend.

According to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Dustin E. Kilpack, 27, was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Trax southbound on U.S. 89 on Sunday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway before Kilpack overcorrected in steering back to the right, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Kilpack wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Impairment is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

According to the Star Valley Independent, Kilpack moved to the Star Valley area recently for work and had disappeared from the Afton area recently. Kilpack hadn’t been in contact with his family or seen since July 2.

This was the 47th fatality on Wyoming roadways this year.

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