A truck driver on Yellowstone Highway suffered an equipment failure that had it happened on Interstate 25 might have been more than a curiosity on the shoulder of the road.

The tractor trailer was eastbound on Yellowstone, between Beverly and Wyoming when the trailer simply collapsed in the middle.

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The driver appears to have been able to pull the rig to the eastbound shoulder, thus not impeding traffic flow.

Sparks from the dragging undercarriage started a small fire, but a Casper Police officer was able to put it out with his extinguisher.

Another rig was brought in to off-load the cargo, and police vehicles have the area cordoned off until the trailer can be towed.

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