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Two arrested for attempting to elude WHP, CCSO

RAWLINS (WNE) — A pair of New Mexico residents were arrested on a host of charges last week after leading law enforcement on a chase through Carbon County. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the pursuit began a little after…

Wind closes section of I-80 to some vehicles

LARAMIE (WNE) — High winds, slick pavement and blowing snow prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close more than 100 miles of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins to some vehicles. At press time Tuesday evening, the interstate remained…

Wyoming prepares to ‘electrify’ roadways

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Patrick Lawson of Riverton was in the driver’s seat of a Tesla Model S 100D Ludicrous between Rawlins and Laramie on Interstate 80 last week, but it was the car that was doing the driving. “It’s…

Proposed reroute of I-80 could help economy

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — Interstate 80 is coming under scrutiny again as the Wyoming Department of Transportation has made an informal proposal to the federal government to consider a reroute of the…

Chase ends in head-on collision, arrest

———————- EVANSTON (WNE) — Three people were hospitalized on Saturday, Aug. 1, and a Utah man was arrested following a head-on collision on Interstate 80 just east of Evanston. According to a Facebook post by Uinta County Fire and Ambulance,…

Wyoming News Briefs: October 23, 2019

Laramie man dies in I-80 wreck LARAMIE (WNE) — A 34-year-old Laramie man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck a few miles west of Laramie on Sunday night, according to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Rudi Haskins…

Fatal accident near Rawlins claims two more lives

* This is a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol On September 2, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 235 on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins, Wyoming.  Around 5:00 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the…

I-80 closed in both directions due to semi-truck pile-up

Slick conditions likely contributed to an accident that involved seven semi trucks and a pair of passenger cars that has Interstate 80 at a standstill. According to the Uinta County Fire and Ambulance Facebook page, the road is closed between…

Man dies trying to cross Interstate-80 in Evanston

Story and photo courtesy of Bryon Glathar of the Uinta County Herald. It is used here with permission. EVANSTON — An Idaho man in his 20s was killed this morning when he was struck by a semi-truck as he tried…