Trucker Takes A Cold Swim After Sliding Off Ice-Covered Wyoming Interstate
Laramie, WY – Wyoming authorities say a trucker was driving too fast for conditions along an icy interstate on Friday morning moments before sliding off of the roadway and plunging into a pond.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP), the crash occurred at approximately 7:24 a.m. when a trucker traveling westbound on Interstate 80 near mile post 297 lost control of his tractor-trailer.
“The tractor and trailer exited the roadway’s right side and collided with a fence and guardrail before coming to a stop in an adjacent pond,” WHP said.
The truck driver, only identified as a resident of Texas, was wearing his seatbelt.
Further, WHP informed the driver was able to swim to shore and only sustained minor injuries.
Still the driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The clean-up of the crash was still ongoing as of Friday afternoon.
WHP did not reveal if intoxication is also suspected of contributing to the accident.
The investigation remains ongoing.