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Guernsey, Wyoming, woman killed in crash near Torrington

March 8, 2018 GMT

A 19-year-old Guernsey, Wyoming, woman died Monday in a crash near Torrington.

Regina Fairbanks suffered fatal injuries in the crash on U.S. Highway 85 at milepost 85 near Torrington, Sgt. Kyle McKay said in a press release.

McKay said the crash occurred at about 9:05 p.m.

Fairbanks had been traveling west in a 2002 Jeep Liberty when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle exited the north side of the highway, collided with a traffic sign and fence. The vehicle then overturned, striking a billboard and came to rest on the vehicle’s wheels.

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Fairbanks was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries at the time of the crash.

Driving fatigue and possible use of the cell phone are being investigated as possible contributing factors with the crash.

This crash resulted in the 12th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2018 compared to 10 fatalities in 2017, nine in 2016, and 17 in 2015 during this same time period.

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