Distracted by Breakfast, Driver Rolls Semi in Hoback Canyon

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HOBACK CANYON — At roughly 8:55 AM today a northbound Doug Andrus tractor trailer combination was traveling through the Hoback Canyon near Cliff Creek on Highway 191.

According to a press release by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the driver stated he was traveling roughly 62-63 mph in a 55 mph zone and approaching a sharp left hand corner near mile post 149.

The driver was eating breakfast and didn’t realize the corner was so close. The tractor trailer straightened out the roadway as the road begin to curve left.

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The vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway, striking two delineator posts while over correcting to the left.

The vehicle rolled onto its passenger side, blocking the northbound lane of travel.

The truck was hauling a full load of cardboard weighing it at an estimated 78,000 lbs. The trailer is in the process of being unloaded before the tractor and trailer could be stood up.

Traffic is reduced to one lane and is expected to last most of the day with minimal delays.

The Idaho male driver was cited for careless driving.