PHOTOS: Semi Truck Submerged in Pond Along I-80, Driver Swims to Safety
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.
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.
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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