WHP investigates fatal crash


February 24, 2021

A combination of speed and driver inattention is being investigated as the cause of a fatal vehicle crash east of Rock Springs Sunday.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 12:55 p.m. near milepost 110.5 on Interstate 80. A 2019 Dodge Caravan was traveling east on the interstate and approached a section of road that had been closed due to hazardous winter conditions.

The driver failed to notice traffic was being detoured to an exit and collided with the back of a slow-moving 2020 Freightliner Penske truck.

At the time of the crash, the road was icy and snow co...

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