The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a driver who died in a crash early Wednesday morning near Ten Sleep may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. near milepost 5.7 on Wyoming 436.

The patrol says 56-year-old Wyoming resident James Beck was driving east when he went off the right side of the road.

According to a crash report, Beck's pickup traveled through a fence and across rough terrain for approximately 500 feet before falling into a deep gully.

Beck was not wearing his seat belt and died at the scene.

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