On June 14, I-80 was closed most of the day due to a fatal accident involving two trucks, according to K2TV news in Wyoming. The collision killed one driver, injured the other and left the lone passenger uninjured. Authorities arrived on the scene at approximately 5:50 a.m. As they arrived, they found a tractor-trailer engulfed in flames.
“One tractor trailer was going approximately 5 to 10 mph when rear-ended by another one,” Wyoming State Trooper Troy Marrs said. “The vehicle that got rear-ended that was slow moving…the co-driver of that vehicle came back, attempted to approach the vehicle that was on fire to see if he could help the driver. He said it was fully engulfed at the time. There was some type of explosion. He was unable to assist that driver, at which time they went back to their truck and pulled their tractor away from the trailer in case the flames spread.”
The authorities are still investigating why one of the trucks was going 5 to 10 mph. They plan to do a full inspection on the truck and interview the injured driver again when he is discharged from the hospital to try to get some more answers.
Trucking accidents are unfortunate, especially when they lead to death. Due to their immense size, accidents involving trucks have a tendency to be catastrophic. Therefore, truck drivers, even more so than automobile drivers, cannot afford to drive carelessly. If you or someone you love are suffering because of an accident caused by the negligence of a truck driver, call our national accident attorney at (866) 377-3800. You could be owed compensation.
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