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Wyoming crash kills Utah truck driver

Published December 10, 2012 3:26 pm

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A truck driver from South Ogden died Monday in a crash in Wyoming.

James C. Castleman, 30, was wearing a seat belt, but was still partially ejected through the driver's window and pinned underneath the 2007 Freightliner as it rolled, said Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend. Castleman died at the scene. The crash also injured Tracy Sherrod, 35, of Clearfield, Utah, who was in the truck's sleeper .

The crash happened about 7:45 a.m. on Interstate 80 just a mile east of Cheyenne. The Freightliner was traveling east, pulling two FedEx trailers. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, on a slight right curve, the rig went into the median then through a barbed wire fence. The rig overturned and slid to a stop in both westbound lanes.

Sherrod was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.