Three Killed in Interstate 80 Semi Truck Collision

Three Killed in Interstate 80 Semi Truck Collision

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CHEYENNE — Investigators from the Wyoming Highway Patrol continue to work on identifying three individuals who were killed in a two-vehicle collision just east of Cheyenne early this morning.

WHP reports that accident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. near milepost 383 on Interstate 80 this morning.

The preliminary investigation shows a commercial truck and trailer was heading east on the interstate when the driver lost control, causing the truck and trailer to roll over and stop in the roadway. A second commercial tractor and trailer also headed east collided with the overturned commercial truck, and both vehicles immediately became engulfed in flames. The make and models of both commercial trucks are still being investigated due to intense fire.

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The investigation is still ongoing for the identity of all occupants involved and for potential contributing factors. No hazardous materials were involved in this crash.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 will remain closed from milepost 370 to 386 for most of Friday while the investigation and clean-up occur. All eastbound traffic in this area has been re-routed to the Interstate 80 Frontage Road.  

This is the 42nd , 43rd , and 44th  fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 41 in 2021, 41 in 2020, and 72 in 2019 to date.