The Wyoming Star Tribune reported that wintry conditions may be a contributing factor in two fatal vehicle accidents that occurred on March 11. The first crash happened near Glenrock on Interstate 25 and involved one semi truck. Authorities say that the tractor trailer drifted off a bridge for unknown reasons. The truck driver, whose name is not being released until the Wyoming Highway Patrol completes their investigation into the cause of the accident, died at the scene. Boxelder Canyon Road was closed for 13 hours to assess the crash and clean debris caused by the truck accident.
That same afternoon on US Highway 20/26, a westbound car spun out of control and crashed into a pickup truck traveling in the opposite lane. The driver of the car, 36-year-old Elizabeth Erickson, was pronounced dead by first responders on the scene. Authorities report that Erickson’s vehicle was speeding when she lost control. There was also snow covering the ground at the time of the accident. Her passenger, the truck driver and his passenger were all transported to nearby hospitals to be treated for their injuries.
We have previously discussed other accidents caused by these wintry conditions, and our Wyoming accident lawyers caution motorists to adjust their habits for the type of weather in which they find themselves driving. Do not put yourself and other motorists in danger if you do not feel comfortable driving in snow, or do not have the proper equipment on your vehicle.
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