Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported on Friday that a crash involving more than 24 vehicles – 19 of which were commercial trucks – has shut down Interstate 80 east of Laramie, Wyoming.
The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes near milepost 331 on Interstate 80 around 7:45 a.m. According to a news release provided by the department, a WHP trooper stopped to check on motorists who had slid off the roadway. As the trooper was speaking with the motorists, two eastbound commercial trucks who were passing by collided.This caused several other drivers to lose control of their vehicles and crash. One of the commercial vehicles involved in the incident struck the WHP vehicle.
All parties injured in the crash were transported to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. The trooper was not in his patrol vehicle at the time of the collision and was not injured. Uninjured parties involved in the incident were transported by bus to the Albany County Fairgrounds.
The interstate remains closed while the crash is under investigation.
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