A crash on Interstate 90 Tuesday that claimed the life of 37-year-old Thomas Iden of Waterford, Michigan was the result of poor tire conditions on Iden's 1990 Jeep Wrangler. A news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol confirmed that the incident occurred at 12:42 Tuesday afternoon approximately 32 miles east of Buffalo.
According to Patrol Sgt. David Wagener, the tires on the Jeep were worn past the tread wear indicator and that while Iden was traveling west on I-90, the left rear tire began to lose its tread resulting in the vehicle entering the median and making contact with the eastbound lanes of I-90.
Wagener said that after making contact with the eastbound lanes, the Jeep tripped and overturned one time, ejecting Iden from the vehicle, as he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the fatal crash. This is the 95th fatality on Wyoming roadways in 2014.