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Trucker hits another tractor-trailer on I-25 Wyoming

The crash caused the two trucks to become stuck together on the shoulder. The crash also ignited a fire engulfing both trucks and causing the northbound lanes of I-25 to close.

The Trucker News Services

7/16/2014

Two truck drivers were involved in an accident Tuesday morning that resulted in both trucks going up in flames, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

About eight miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Interstate 25, tractor-trailer driver Servio Castanon, 35, of Victorville, California, hit the back of a tractor-trailer at mile marker 2.4. Trucker Anthony Harvey, 58, of Stewart, Florida, was slowing down to look for the I-25 port of entry, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol news release.

Castanon failed to notice Harvey slowing down and rear-ending the truck. The crash caused the two trucks to become stuck together on the shoulder. The crash also ignited a fire engulfing both trucks and causing the northbound lanes of I-25 to close. Northbound traffic was re-routed down the off ramp at the location of the crash.

Castanon and a passenger in his truck were transported by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. No medical information was given about Harvey.

Police are investigating if Castanon was following too close to Harvey.

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