CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three people are dead after a fiery crash early Friday morning, June 17, east of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The preliminary investigation shows that a tractor-trailer was heading east on Interstate 80 around milepost 383 when the driver lost control, causing the rig to roll over and stop in the roadway, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. A second tractor-trailer, also heading east, collided with the overturned truck, and both vehicles became engulfed in flames.
According to reports, three bodies, which have not been identified, were found in the wreckage. The fire was so intense that officials have not yet determined the make and models of the two tractor-trailers. Investigations are ongoing into the parties involved and potential contributing factors.
No hazardous materials were involved in the crash, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed from milepost 370 to 386 for most of Friday while investigation and cleanup took place. Eastbound traffic was rerouted to I-80 Frontage Road.
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