A man was hit and killed while trying to change a tire on Interstate 80, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.

It happened around 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27 near mile marker 326, between the Happy Jack Road and Vedauwoo Road exits, about 10 miles east of Laramie.

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According to a fatality crash summary, 49-year-old Pennsylvania resident Ilkholm Ibrahimov had gotten out of his pickup and was standing in the right-hand, westbound travel lane changing the tire on his flatbed trailer when he was hit by a westbound semi and killed.

The trucker was not injured in the crash.

The summary says it was clear and the interstate was dry at the time of the crash, but it does not list any possible contributing factors.

Ibrahimov's death brings the total number of people killed on Wyoming's highways in 2023 to 145. Of those fatalities, 34, or 23.45%, occurred on I-80.

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According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.

Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

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