A crash occurred around milepost 297 on Interstate 80 today, April 9, west of Laramie.

At 7:24 am, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers were notified of a collision.

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A commercial tractor-trailer had been heading west on Interstate 80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle on an ice-covered road.  The tractor and trailer exited the roadway's right side and collided with a fence and guardrail before coming to a stop in an adjacent pond.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt and, though he had minor injuries, he was able to swim to shore.  The clean-up of the crash is still ongoing.

Wyoming Highway Patrol
Wyoming Highway Patrol
Wyoming Highway Patrol

He has been transported to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Driving too fast for road conditions is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol posted about the situation on their Facebook page.

 

Driving too fast for road conditions results in a Texas resident driving into an adjacent pond and swimming to shore. ...

Posted by Wyoming Highway Patrol on Friday, April 9, 2021

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