Man dies in rollover at Utah-Wyoming border; driver investigated for DUI

An Evanston, Wyoming, man died when the GMC pickup truck in which he was a passenger rolled at the Utah-Wyoming line, Friday, April 6, 2018. Several other passengers in the truck were transported to area hospitals. Officials investigated the driver for DUI. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

RICH COUNTY, Utah, April 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An Evanston, Wyo., man is dead after a crash at the Utah/Wyoming border, and the driver of the vehicle is being investigated for DUI.

The crash occurred at about 1:49 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from Utah Highway Patrol.

Officials from Wyoming law enforcement and the Rich County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

When it was determined that the crash happened in Utah, UHP was notified.

A 2005 four-door GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling on a dirt road from Wyoming into Utah. The road intersects with state Route 16 just north of the border.

According to the release, “The vehicle was estimated to have reached speeds of 70 miles per hour, per one of the passengers. The GMC was traveling westbound toward a T intersection with SR-16. The pickup was going too fast, blew through a stop sign and attempted to make a left turn south onto SR-16.”

The truck turned sideways and went off the west side of SR-16. It then rolled, ejecting the rear passenger and landing on him.

The man pinned under the truck died at the scene. He has been identified as Richard L. Buderus, 23, of Evanston.

Other occupants of the truck were injured and were transported to hospitals in Utah and Wyoming.

The driver is being investigated for DUI and other charges, the release says.

The Utah State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with “alcohol violations and cross-border issues,” and Wyoming authorities are investigating the actions prior to the crash for possible charges in Wyoming.


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