Missing Utah man found dead in car wreck near Afton

STAR VALLEY, Wyo. – A missing Utah man was found days after he was reported missing in a remote section of US 89 near Afton, Wyoming.

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash to milepost 71 on US 89 near Afton on July 12 at 10:08 a.m.

Troopers pieced together the accident involving a 2020 Chevrolet Trax that was traveling southbound on US 89 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the right. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway before the driver corrected back to the right causing the vehicle to overturn.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as 27-year-old Lehi, Utah resident Dustin E. Kilpack. Kilpack was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

The driver had been reported as a missing person on July 6.

Impairment is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

This is the 47th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020 compared to 87 in 2019, 53 in 2018, and 74 in 2017 to date.

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