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Driver killed in Sept. 2 rollover had blood-alco reading of .219

Sep 15, 2017 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The man who died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover north of Lander had consumed three times the legal limit of alcohol, toxicology reports showed.

Brodie L. Schneider, 23, died at about 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, of blunt-force trauma to the head and neck as a result of the crash, the Fremont County Coroner's Office reported Friday.

His blood-alcohol content was .219 at the time of his death, according to toxicology tests. Wyoming's legal limit for intoxication is .08.

Investigative reports indicated Schneider was the driver and sole occupant of the passenger vehicle involved, and officials said he was ejected in the crash.

His death has been labeled an accident.

Speed

The incident took place near milepost 5 on U.S. Highway 287 north of Lander, according to initial reports.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Schneider was driving south at a high rate of speed when he approached an area where the roadway curves to the left and downgrades slightly. His vehicle left the lane of travel and crossed the rumble strips, causing Schneider to over-correct to the left, the WHP report states.

The vehicle then crossed the northbound lane and left the roadway, striking a delineator and a right-of-way fence and jumping a ditch before going through some trees and crossing a small creek.

When it landed, the car began to turn counterclockwise, rolling 1.5 times before coming to rest on its roof.

Schneider was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, according to the WHP report.

Roads were dry, and weather conditions were clear at the time.

Speed is listed as a contributing factor in the incident.

Though the WHP filed a report in the case, WHP Lt. Lee Pence said the Wind River Police Department will handle the investigation into the crash.

"WRPD worked that case," he said earlier this month. "We helped them out, but it's their jurisdiction."

Schneider was from Lander.

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