Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper injured in crash with commercial truck
COLONY, W.Y. — A collision between a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper and a commercial truck occurred on Monday, Feb. 24 on US 212 west of Colony, Wyoming.
The trooper was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway and was finishing up a previous crash when an eastbound commercial truck ‘jacknifed’, which caused the trailer to hit the back of the stopped WHP patrol vehicle. The trooper was knocked unconscious. A passing motorist who witnessed the crash, called for help on the trooper’s radio, and the trooper was taken to Monument Health in Spearfish, South Dakota for the injuries that were sustained in the crash.
The trooper was also assigned a K-9. The K-9 partner was inside the vehicle when it was struck, and was not injured. The driver of the commercial truck was also not injured.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to slow down when driving on snow or ice-covered roadways.