Lodgepole residents found the body of a dead motorcyclist Wednesday morning.
Cheyenne County Coroner Paul Schaub says the body of 27-year-old Nicholas Schmit of Grantsville, Utah was found at 5:10am half a mile west of Lodgepole on Highway 30.
It appears Schmit collided with a sign, which Schaub says resulted in his death from “blunt force trauma injuries.”
Schaub estimates Schmit’s death occurred at 1:30 Wednesday morning, a little less than four hours before he was found.
There is an ongoing investigation into the death and there is no indication on whether alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.
By Dave Collins, KSID