A Cheyenne man is dead after crashing his motorcycle west of Carpenter last Thursday night.

The crash happened around 9:12 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 203 and County Road 141, about eight miles west of Carpenter.

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According to a fatality crash summary from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Glen Cox was riding on County Road 203 when he went off the left side of the road, hit a three-strand wire fence, and was thrown from his bike.

Cox was wearing a helmet but died from his injuries.

The summary lists speed as a possible contributing factor.

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According to his obituary, Cox worked for Dish Network for 16 years and was an incredibly hard worker.

"He was the funniest tease, the biggest kid in every room, the craziest uncle, the first to love on babies, and he was never happier than when he was with his family," his obituary reads.

Cox's funeral service will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 309 Western Hills Blvd. tomorrow, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m.

Cox is the fifth motorcyclist to die on Wyoming's roadways this month, and the second motorcyclist to die on Laramie County's roadways this year.


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.