A series of wrong-way vehicle crashes on Interstate 80 have killed five people, including two Arkansas high school students and three recent graduates, and seriously injured them in south central Wyoming. some people
The driver was arrested on suspicion of distracted driving, police said. Wyoming Highway Patrol Statement.
Highway patrolmen received word that a Dodge Ram was heading east on its westbound lane Sunday night, minutes before the pickup collided with a passenger car and a commercial truck near Sinclair. and another commercial truck driver then swerved over the median to avoid the wreck.
A second commercial truck crossed the highway and collided head-on with an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, engulfing the two trucks in flames.
A second collision killed all five people in the Ford pickup truck. Others were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The patrol statement did not say how many other people were injured, nor did it identify those involved, including the alleged wrong-way runner.
but, Pulaski County Special School District The victims of the crash have been identified as Sylvan Hills High School seniors Susie Prime and Eva Grace Luplow, and recent graduates Andrea Prime, Salomon Correa, and Maggie Franco. The district said counseling will be provided to students and staff.
“Our thoughts are with the families and school communities who mourn the loss of such a young life.
Five friends were on their way home after spending a week visiting Jackson Hole Bible College in Wyoming. The Kansas City Star reportedQuote Faith Bible Fellowship Church.
Victims range in age from 18 to 23. Arkansas Democratic Gazette reported.
In 2023, there will be 1 fatality on Wyoming roads in 2022, 8 in 2021, and 3 in 2020. Said.
Sinclair is located approximately 140 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 300 miles east of Salt Lake City.