Vehicle Crashes into WHP Car
After a close call on the interstate, the Wyoming Highway Patrol are asking people to be cautious on the roads and slow down.
A state trooper was near a patrol car to assist a motorist stuck in the snow outside of Cheyenne when a fast-moving pickup truck slid on the ice-covered interstate, lost control and crashed into the WHP vehicle. No one was hurt in the crash.
At approximately 3 p.m. on Jan. 8, a Wyoming highway patrol trooper was investigating a commercial truck rollover crash and assisting other motorists who slid on the ice and into the ditch on Interstate 80.
Even with six other law enforcement vehicles, WYDOT trucks and tow trucks on scene conducting traffic control of the scene after the crash, motorists were still traveling through the crash scene at 65 and 70 mph on the ice.
Secondary crashes into primary crash scenes are one of the biggest hazards first responders face in adverse weather conditions.
WYDOT reminds everyone to slow down on two lane highways and to move over on interstate highways while slowing down when you are approaching stopped emergency vehicles.