Massive, two-dozen-vehicle crash clogs Wyoming highway

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 00:27:25-05

A massive crash of two dozen vehicles closed the snowy Interstate 80 east of Laramie, Wyo., and sent multiple people to the hospital, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The incident began around 7:45 a.m. when a Wyoming trooper stopped to check on a driver who had slid off the road. As the trooper was talking to the driver, two eastbound commercial trucks passing the trooper collided. This caused a chain reaction of drivers losing control and crashing. One commercial vehicle hit the trooper's vehicle.

When it was done, more than 24 vehicles were involved, including 19 commercial trucks. Injured individuals were taken to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital, although the exact number and conditions were not available.

The trooper was not injured.

The road finally reopened Friday night.