The Wyoming Highway Patrol is searching for a hit-and-run driver who they say fatally struck a pedestrian on the Wind River Indian Reservation late Monday night.

The crash happened sometime before midnight in the 200 block of Ethete Road, northeast of Fort Washakie School.

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According to a fatality crash summary, 30-year-old Wyoming resident Wilford Hill was walking west when a black sedan hit him, killing him.

"The suspect vehicle fled without stopping," the summary reads.

Sgt. Jeremy Beck says due to the debris that was left at the scene, troopers were able to identify the suspect vehicle as a 2009 to 2013 Toyota Corolla.

"It should have passenger-side damage along the front side door and possibly the windshield," said Beck.

"If anyone has any information feel free to give the Lander office a call at 307-332-4155," he added.

Hill is the fourth pedestrian to die on Wyoming's highways so far this year, and the second pedestrian to die on Ethete Road since Nov. 14, 2020.


2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

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.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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