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Greeley man dies after hitting standing water on I-76

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 18:31:09-04

STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rain likely contributed to the death of a Greeley man driving on Interstate 76 near Sterling.

The Colorado State Patrol says 37-year-old Shawn Wilbanks encountered heavy rain and standing water as he was pulling a trailer with his pickup on Tuesday afternoon. The Greeley Tribune reports that the vehicles hydroplaned and rolled onto the side of the road. He was wearing a seatbelt but declared dead at the scene.

Troopers don't think drugs or alcohol were involved.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com