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Police say man killed in crash wore seat belt

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said the Thermopolis man killed in a single-car crash Feb. 10 near Shoshoni was wearing his seat belt when the car rolled numerous times.

In a news release issued Monday, Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend said Henry P. Gomendi, 42, was southbound on Wyoming Highway 789 when his 1997 Ford Explorer went off the right side of the highway. The crash occurred at about 8:45 a.m. Feb. 10 roughly three miles west of Shoshoni near milepost 124.

"The vehicle struck a delineator post at which time Gomendi steered the vehicle back towards the roadway," Townsend's statement read. "Gomendi then over steered the vehicle to the right where it rolled numerous times coming to rest blocking the highway."

Gomendi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash caused the closure of both traffic lanes on Highway 789 for about 90 minutes.

At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol use was a factor in the fatal rollover.

"That portion is still under investigation awaiting toxicology results," Townsend wrote in a follow-up email.R00;R00;

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