5:43 P.M. UPDATE:

Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie is now open.


UPDATE:

A major crash on Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne involving 27 vehicles, including 23 commercial trucks, was triggered when a vehicle, stopped during a traffic stop, was rear-ended.

According to a Wyoming Highway Patrol press release, a state trooper stopped to check on a commercial truck stopped in the roadway. As the trooper was speaking with the driver, another vehicle ran into the back of the stopped commercial truck.

Several other drivers lost control.

Everyone who was hurt in the crash was transported to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.

The interstate remains closed as troopers continue to investigate the crash.

by Zach Spadt


ORIGINAL STORY:

Multiple people were injured in a pileup involving over 20 vehicles on Interstate 80 west of Buford Friday morning, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

"As far as I know, there are no fatalities so far," said Sgt. Jeremy Beck. "But they're still investigating it."

I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie is currently closed.

As of noon, the Wyoming Department of Transportation estimated it could be 14 to 16 hours before the interstate reopened.

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