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WAMSUTTER, WY – One person was killed in a 20-car pileup on Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Rock Springs, Wyoming on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The semi truck accident happened about 9:00 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-80 about 3 miles west of Wamsutter near the Rasmussen Road interchange.
Wamsutter is located in the southern part of Wyoming about 40 miles west of Rawlins, about 158 miles southwest of Casper and about 190 miles northwest of Cheyenne. The accident appears to be triggered by a tractor trailer that jack-knifed and partially blocked traffic lanes. Road conditions were icy and foggy. ... Read More
CASPER, WY. — A passenger bus owned by Arrow Stage Line collided with an overturned semi truck lying on its side on Interstate 25. Officials with Arrow Stage Lines said the bus was heading north on Interstate 25 when it collided with an overturned tractor trailer that was blocking both northbound lanes. The bus was travelling from Denver to Billings when it crashed early Saturday morning, Dec 5th near Casper, Wyoming killing the bus driver and injuring at 42 others.
The driver, 61-year-old Donald Bonner, of Westminster, Colorado, was killed and 42 of the bus’ 47 passengers were taken to the hospital. Company officials said six people remained in the hospital Saturday for longer observation.
President Bruce Neuharth said accidents like this are very rare. “We put on over 11 million very safe miles,” he said. “As a company we have a very good safety record. We try to take care of these things when they do occur. We also put emergency procedures in place. We watch road conditions, weather reports. If it’s unsafe we make the immediate call to pull a vehicle off.”
Passengers stayed in a hotel in Casper. Neuharth said several passengers made alternative travel arrangements to get to their destination, but the company offered another bus and several vans for passengers who may have been afraid to board a bus.
Police officials reported the bus had just gotten to the top of a hill when it hit the tractor-trailer and pushed it nearly 60-feet down the roadway. All of injured passengers were rushed to two different hospitals in the area for treatment. Most of the reported injuries included broken bones, like a broken jaw, broken leg, and a broken tail bone.
The driver of the flipped semi was transported to Wyoming Medical Center for treatment. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers are conducting a full investigation into the fatal crash.