Colorado Rider Dies in Wyoming Crash

James J. Beydler, 58, of Johnstown died when his motorcycle crossed the highway dividing line into oncoming traffic.

The fatal accident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011. Beydler was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 in Carbon County, Wyoming. He was accompanied by another rider, James Atkins, 65, of Loveland. They were riding through a 65 mph construction zone where all motorists had been diverted onto the eastbound side of the Interstate. That section of the Interstate had two-way opposing traffic.

When Beydler crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Beydler was ejected from his motorcycle and Atkins then collided with Beydler’s vehicle.

There were four people in the Impala, three of whom were taken to Memorial Hospital in Rawlins where they remain. The fourth person in the Impala was treated at Memorial Hospital and released. Atkins was also taken to Memorial Hospital – more details on his injuries are not available. Beydler died at the scene.

It’s unknown why Beydler’s motorcycle crossed the dividing line and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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