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A Casper man died Sunday in a crash west of Bessemer Bend after a pickup he was traveling in drove off the highway and rolled.

Brandon West, 24, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 11 p.m. at the intersection of Wyoming highways 487 and 220, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

West was a passenger in a Ford F-150 that was heading north on Highway 487 at the T-intersection with Highway 220. The truck failed to turn onto 220. Instead, it continued over both lanes of the highway and into an open field, where it rolled.

The truck came to rest on its roof. West, who was in the front passenger seat, was thrown from the pickup, according to the highway patrol. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver, 23-year-old Cody Carow, and a passenger in one of the rear seats, 24-year-old Michael Fuson, suffered undisclosed injuries. They were taken to Wyoming Medical Center by ambulance.

The highway patrol is investigating speed and driver inattention as possible causes.

There have been 103 deaths on Wyoming roads so far this year, compared with 64 at this point in 2018.

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Joshua Wolfson joined the Star-Tribune in 2007, covering crime and health before taking over the arts section in 2013. He also served as managing editor before being named editor in June 2017. He lives in Casper with his wife and their two kids.

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