An Aurora man has died in a single-vehicle crash in Wyoming just outside of Laramie.

Joshua L. Baum, 20, died at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 2002 Saturn on I-80 in Albany County, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol media release.

Baum was westbound and came to a right-hand curve when, for unknown reasons, the car drifted into the median. The driver overcorrected and the car crossed both westbound lanes and went off the highway in a broadside slide.

The Saturn went down a steep embankment and crashed into a rock pile. Baum was thrown from the car. He died at the scene.

Investigators suspect that distracted driving and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash, the release said.

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822, knicholson@denverpost.com or twitter.com/kierannicholson



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