1 Killed, 2 Injured After Semi Plows Into Pickup on I-80 in Wyoming
One person was killed and two people injured Tuesday night after a pickup and semi collided on Interstate 80 between Green River and Rock Springs.
It happened around 7:44 p.m. at mile marker 96.2.
According to a crash summary from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Illinois resident Rafael Cervantes was behind the wheel of a westbound pickup when he lost control and slid onto the north shoulder.
Cervantes overcorrected back onto the interstate but jackknifed before going across the median and into oncoming traffic where he was hit by a semi that didn't have time to stop.
Cervantes was not wearing his seat belt and died from his injuries.
The driver of the semi and a passenger were also injured in the crash, but the patrol didn't say to what extent.
The summary says it was blowing snow and the interstate was icy at the time of the crash.
Driver fatigue/asleep, a possible medical condition, and speed are being investigated as possible contributing factors.
This is the third fatal crash on I-80 this week.
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