Wind Blamed for I-80 Crash That Killed Massachusetts Man
Gusty winds along Interstate 80 are being blamed for the Feb. 12 accident that killed a commercial vehicle driver near the town of Arlington in Carbon County.
Sgt. Stephen Townsend with the Wyoming Highway Patrol says 63-year-old Robert Kenney of Methuen, Mass., was pulling a house trailer westbound on I-80 on when the accident occurred at around 11 a.m.
Townsend says a wind gust caught both Kenney’s 2011 Dodge 3500 pickup and the trailer, causing both vehicles to roll over nearly twice. Earlier, WYDOT had posted a wind advisory for light and high profile vehicles.
Kenney, who was wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle and was found dead at the scene. Townsend says the crash closed I-80 for approximately four hours.