A motorcyclist is dead following a Friday evening crash in east Cheyenne, police say.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. near the 3600 block of East Lincolnway.

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Public Information Officer Alex Farkas says the motorcyclist, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was headed east on East Lincolnway when a Lincoln Town Car attempted to make a left-hand turn out of the parking lot near Shari's and collided with them.

The motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center later in the evening.

Farkas says the driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

Excessive speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

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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