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Trooper survives close call

A state trooper is counting his lucky stars this week after a close call near Rawlins.

Monday, January 7, 2019, around 1:40 p.m. a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a collision. The collision occurred at milepost 4 on Highway 287 near Rawlins.

The Trooper was stopped assisting a stranded motorist when his patrol vehicle was struck by a passing commercial vehicle.

The commercial vehicle passed by the stranded motorist, and the empty trailer struck the patrol vehicle.  The Trooper was inside his vehicle with his seatbelt fastened at the time of the incident and was not injured.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation had issued an extreme blow over risk for light and high profile vehicles near this area.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to stay safe and get the latest road and travel conditions by downloading WYDOT’s 511 app for their smartphones at

Wyoming Trooper Unharmed After Crash With Trailer

SCARY VIDEO! A trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol was in his squad car near Rawlins, Wyoming while helping a stranded motorist when the wind caught a tractor trailer and pushed it into his vehicle. So glad the trooper wasn't harmed!(Video courtesy WHP)

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Tuesday, January 8, 2019