Tag Archives: I-80

Multiple Semis Involved In I-80 Accident

Several people were injured in a multiple vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on I-80 near Rawlins. A semi-truck driver was following traffic on the highway when the vehicles ahead unexpectedly slowed down. The driver lost control while trying to stop, resulting in the semi Continue reading

66 Crashes In One Day On I-80 In Wyoming

The Wyoming Highway Patrol recorded 66 road crashes last Thursday along the I-80 corridor in Laramie, Albany and Carbon Counties. The department reportedly received calls for 27 crashes in Carbon County, 23 in Laramie County and 16 in Albany County by 3:30 Thursday Continue reading

Man Arrested With 200 Pounds Of Pot

A California man was arrested over the weekend after deputies discovered just under 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. 29-year-old Jorge Paniagua of San Diego was pulled over on I-80 Saturday, when a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Continue reading

Man Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession

A Georgia man was arrested over the weekend near Rock Springs for felony possession of marijuana. The vehicle of 56-year-old Oanh Luong of Georgia was searched after being pulled over for speeding on I-80, when police discovered 37 triple-vacuum-sealed bags of Continue reading

Half Pound Of Heroin Found, Five Arrested

Five Michigan men are in jail on drug charges after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs Tuesday afternoon. A deputy pulled a minivan over for following to closely and making and unsafe lane change on the highway. After stopping the van, the deputy smelled marijuana coming form the vehicle. A search of the van was conducted and 54 grams of marijuana and a quarter Continue reading

112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

One Person Dies In I-80 Accident

One person died in an accident Saturday on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. 57-year-old Douglas Hazelton of Ogden Utah was reportedly driving erratically on the highway when he was struck in the rear by a semi which could not avoid his vehicle. Hazelton was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of Continue reading

Colorado Man Arrested In Wyoming For Possession

A Colorado Man was arrested this week in Wyoming on Drug Charges. 33-year-old Andre Ray of Loveland was arrested Thursday after police discovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana and cocaine in his vehicle. Officers pulled Ray over Thursday afternoon after he had reportedly been driving erratically on I-80 west of Rock Continue reading

Highway Patrol Seizes 600+ Pounds Of Pot

Wyoming Highway Patrol increased their activity along Interstate I-80 last month as part of an intra-state enforcement effort along the Highway. Highway Patrol Officers from all the states that I-80 runs through were out from April 10th to the 14th, looking for criminal activity including human and drug trafficking.  During this time period, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and their K-9’s stayed busy Continue reading

Construction On I-80 Near Rawlins

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced they will start a paving project next week on I-80 between Wamsutter and Rawlins.  They will be milling and re-paving a 10 mile stretch of highway between mile markers 186 and 199. Starting Monday, workers will construct the crossover ramps for the project which will require lane closures in the Continue reading

27 Year Old Rawlins Man Dies In Roll-over

roll-over-30027 year old Nathan Weber-Worrel from Rawlins died early Sunday morning, after he crashed his truck on I-80 5 miles west of Elk Mountain. Weber-Worrel was driving around 3:45 Sunday morning when he lost control due to icy conditions on the highway. After losing Continue reading