- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash west of Newcastle.

Sgt. David Wagener says George Thompson, of Newcastle, lost control of his pickup on U.S. Highway 16 on Saturday evening. Investigators say the truck’s seat belt system had been completely removed before the crash.

Thompson died at the scene.

Wagener says alcohol and excessive speed might have played a role in the crash, which marked the 48th highway fatality in Wyoming this year. There were 74 fatalities during the same time period in 2015.

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