Wyoming I-80 pileup in blowing snow kills 3, injures dozens

Wyoming News March 2, 2020

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Wyoming I-80 pileup in blowing snow kills 3, injures dozens

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — At least three people are dead in Wyoming and dozens injured in a pileup that happened amid blowing snow on a highway that stretches across the state.

The wreck happened in snowy and blustery weather Sunday on Interstate 80 about 180 miles west of Cheyenne.

Besides the three killed, about 30 people were taken to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins. Hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Hinkle tells the Casper Star-Tribune hospital officials set up a temporary patient holding area in a cafeteria as more accident victims arrive.

A 200-mile stretch of westbound I-80 is expected to remain closed until Tuesday morning.

Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
Photo: Wyoming Highway Patrol

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