Second Deadly I-80 Trucking Accident in a Week in Wyoming Raises Questions

A second multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Wyoming this week caused serious injuries and two reported fatalities, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Early reports indicate that on Thursday morning, April 20, 2015, nearly 60 vehicles were involved in the accident, where a large fire ensued. The Spence Firm is investigating details of this fatal incident.

Witnesses at the scene reported a tanker hauling HAZMAT hazardous materials caught fire after numerous trucks piled up on the interstate. Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that one arrest has been made related to the crash. Thursday morning truckers and motorists on I-80 were warned of reduced visibility, black ice, and reduced speed, by highway warning signs. Approximately 20-25 motorists were injured and received treatment at Ivinson Memorial Hospital for medical treatment; others were transferred to University Hospital in Denver.

The Spence Law Firm’s team of truck accident investigators, trucking safety rules and regulations experts, and trucking accident trial lawyers is investigating the circumstances involved in this recent accident, in addition to a similar multi-vehicle pile-up on I-80 earlier this week. Wyoming residents are expressing concern over the high-speed collisions occurring on the interstate, where winter weather is common even in spring months.

Our office has extensive experience working with injured motorists to protect their rights. For more information about the Spence team, or if you have questions about your rights related to the recent serious crash on Interstate 80 near Laramie, contact us today for a free consultation.

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