A 30-year-old Missouri man is dead after being struck by a car on Interstate 80 east of Rock Springs on Tuesday.

Harold Stinson was standing in the eastbound lane of travel when he was hit, according to a statement from Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck.

Rock Springs resident David Mehal, who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cruze, was unable to avoid Stinson and struck him before coming to a stop on the side of the interstate. Stinson died at the scene.

Impairment on the part of Stinson is being investigated as a contributing factor.

This marks the 29th Wyoming highway fatality in 2019. By this time last year, 13 people had died in crashes on state highways.

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