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Crash near Green River claims the life of 66-year-old man

Crash near Green River claims the life of 66-year-old man

(Green River) - A fatal crash south of Green River, Wyoming on June 12 has resulted in the death of 66-year-old Green River resident Nick Sanchez. The crash occurred at 5:33 p.m. on the 12th near mile post 13 on Wyoming State Highway 530 approximately 13 miles south of Green River. Sanchez was riding a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling north on WY 530 at a high rate of speed in heavy downpour of rain weather conditions. Sanchez failed to properly negotiate a curve in the highway and left the highway to the east. After the motorcycle left the highway, Sanchez was thrown from the motorcycle as the motorcycle rolled multiple times. Sanchez was wearing a helmet but still sustained fatal injuries on scene. Speed and wet road conditions are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash that marked the 33rd highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 56 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. #buckrail #news