Wyoming Police Report Two Fatalities After Vehicle Accident, Windshield Shattered by Snow
In Wyoming, two truck drivers perished following a roll-over accident involving a semi-truck loaded with snow, and they were unable to escape due to being trapped inside.
At 5:39 a.m. on Jan. 22, a call was placed to highway patrol regarding a rollover crash on Interstate 80, as reported in a news release shared on Facebook.
On Jan. 24, McClatchy News attempted to contact Wyoming Highway Patrol, but had yet to receive a response.
KBHB reported that the collision occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. which resulted in two fatalities due to the snow that filled the cab of the semi after the windshield was shattered.
Koehler, aged 39, had a 2007 Volvo semi truck that was being driven eastbound along with Judd, who was 40, when according to troopers, it veered off the left side of the road.
The driver, Koehler, veered sharply to the right and got back on the highway, as reported by the troopers. Afterwards, the truck drove off the road and fell down a slope.
The Volvo veered down the incline, making a quarter-turn onto the driver’s side, with the Casper Star-Tribune reporting that the windshield shattered and snow started to fill the truck’s interior.
When KBHB reported, the rescuers encountered around 2 feet of snow covering the men when they arrived a few hours later.
The state’s highway patrol is considering tiredness as a possible cause of the accident.
The Wyoming road has seen seven fatalities in 2023, with Koehler and Judd being the most recent ones, as has been reported.
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