Union Pacific Says 12-Car Cheyenne Derailment Being Investigated
A spokesman for the Union Pacific Railroad says no injuries were recorded, and nothing was released in a 12-car train derailment that happened near Tyrrell Chevrolet and Cheyenne Livestock and Resting along W. Lincolnway in Cheyenne on Monday evening.
Union Pacific spokesman Mike Jaixen told Townsquare Media on Tuesday morning that the train derailment happened around 5 p.m. on Monday, March 13. Jaixen reported that the incident remains under investigation by Union Pacific, and as of Tuesday morning, cleanup work was continuing.
2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths
While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.
According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.
Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.
Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.
Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.
The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.
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Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.
Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.