Bus Driver Ejected, Killed After Rear-Ending Semi on I-80 in Wyoming
A bus driver is dead after rear-ending a semi on Interstate 80, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
It happened around midnight on Wednesday, May 17, at milepost 273.6, just east of Arlington.
According to a fatality crash summary, an eastbound semi was traveling about 40 to 45 mph in the right lane with its hazard lights on and was clearing a hillcrest when 75-year-old Louisiana resident John Brown, who was driving behind the semi in a commercial-style bus, rear-ended it.
Brown, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected through the front windshield and died from his injuries.
The driver of the semi and a passenger were not injured in the collision.
The summary says driver inattention and cell phone use possibly contributed to the crash.
This is the 49th fatality on Wyoming's highways in 2023 compared to 33 in 2022, 37 in 2021, 31 in 2020, and 64 in 2019 to date, and the 16th fatality on I-80 so far this year.
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