Interstate 80 westbound out of Laramie, Wyoming is now open. Reduced speeds near the crash scene have been lowered to 65 mph. the Wyoming Department of Transportation said approximated that 220 linear feet of roadway was damaged from the fire that ensued from Monday’s crash. Crews have been able to make emergency pavement repairs to the damaged section. Motorists are asked to slow down and follow the warnings as debris and repair crews are still in the area.
This aerial photo of the crash scene was taken by WYDOT Photogrammetry and gives a bird’s eye view of the extent of the crash that killed two. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado were pronounced deceased on scene. The two females were in separate vehicles during the crash. 64 vehicles involved in the pileup.
The decision to arrest and charge Mr. Dragaytsev was based upon evidence from the investigation and conference with the Albany County Attorney’s Office. The specific evidence leading to that arrest is part of the pending criminal investigation and is not releasable at this time.
Interstate 80 eastbound reopened Monday night. Follow this link for additional details.
Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Click photo to enlarge.