A Cody man on a motorcycle was killed Friday evening on the South Fork after being rear-ended by a car driven by a local teen.
Daniel Tudor, 61, was killed in the crash.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Pence said the setting sun is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. According to the accident report, Cody resident Megan McCann, 18, was driving west into the sun on WYO 291 in her Mazda and failed to see the Harley Davidson, stopped to make a left turn.
At about 8 p.m. the Mazda collided with the back of the Harley, causing the motorcycle driver to be thrown from the bike.
Tudor was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. McCann was wearing a seatbelt and not injured.
This is the 52nd fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 59 in 2020, 92 in 2019, and 56 in 2018 to date.