Five dead in fatal crash east of Rawlins, Wyoming

RAWLINS, Wyo. – Five people were killed Sunday after a commercial truck collided head-on with a Ford on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins, Wyoming, Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

According to the WHP, a Dodge Ram 3500 was headed east on the wrong side of Interstate 80 when it collided with a commercial truck and a passenger car.

A second commercial truck, attempting to avoid this initial crash, swerved into the median. This second truck then drove through the median and entered the other side of the highway, where it collided head-on with a Ford F-150. Both trucks immediately became engulfed in flames, killing all five passengers of the F-150.

Some of the other motorists were transported to hospitals with critical injuries, WHP said.

The driver of the Dodge, who was driving the wrong way, has been arrested on suspicion of impairment and may receive future charges as the investigation unfolds.

WHP said this is an ongoing investigation.

This is the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2023 compared to 1 in 2022, 8 in 2021, and 3 in 2020.

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