Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 – 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers vehicles between the three pileups.
Multiple agencies from two counties have responded to assist in tending to the injured and assisting Patrol with the investigations. No fatalities have been reported at the time of this release but multiple injuries have been confirmed.
The initial event began around 11:22 a.m. Vehicles not involved in the crashes are being cleared from the crash scene at this time. I 80 will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time as WHP Crash Team Members are responding to help with the investigation.
We ask that motorists waiting at the road closed gates in Cheyenne and Laramie be patient and check www.wyoroad.info for updates when the interstate will reopen.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has treated 11 patients who have been transported from the accident on Interstate 80. A bus transporting up to 11 additional people is also en route to Cheyenne Regional’s emergency department. The hospital is also expecting the arrival of a bus transporting up to 20 people who were stranded on the interstate but who are not injured.