1 Killed, 1 Injured in I-80 Crash Near Burns
A 32-year-old Rocklin, California man is dead following a two-vehicle collision near Burns late yesterday (Sunday) morning.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Anatoliy Yakubovskiy was was headed east on Interstate 80 around 11:45 a.m., when his semi rear-ended a broken down semi parked in the emergency lane.
The impact pushed the parked semi forward and caused Yakubovskiy to cross both eastbound lanes and overturn in the median. He died at the scene.
The driver of the broken down semi, 69-year-old Edward Jones, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and hospitalized for his injuries.
The Patrol says driver inattention and equipment failure were factors in the crash.