Tag Archives: I-80

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

Woman Dies After Semi Hits Motorcycle

Motorcycle-accident2-300One woman died Tuesday night in Wyoming, after a semi truck struck the motorcycle she was riding on I-80 37 miles east of Rock Springs. 48 year old Jody Dossett from Hartford South Dakota lost control after a semi being driven by 69 year old Dulian Leszek ran into the back of her motorcycle. Dosset was thrown from her bike and Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Dies In Rollover

wyoming hpOne man was killed last weekend when he lost control of his truck on I-80 4 miles west of Rawlins. 30 year old Steven Gunderson from Rock Springs was driving when his driver side right tire failed. After the failure the truck traveled into the median where it flipped. Gunderson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Gunderson was initially transported to the Memorial Hospital in Rawlins where he was flown by Continue reading

Winds Continue To Hinder I-80 Drivers

WINDHigh winds and snow continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming. Overnight part of the interstate was closed due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting to over 65 mph, there were also areas where black ice and accidents stopped or slowed down Continue reading

Travel Problems On Wyoming I-80

WINDHigh winds continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming.  Overnight the interstate was closed to light, high profile vehicles in both directions between Walcott and Laramie due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting up to 65 mph. By daybreak that closure was reduced only to light trailers, but added reduced visibility between Continue reading

Wyoming Roadways Reopen

I-80 SIGNInterstate 80 reopened Wednesday afternoon in the wake of a large winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow over parts of Wyoming, created winds approaching 50 miles per hour and resulted in dozens of car crashes. I-80 had been closed for much of Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after the highway reopened, it remains slick in some areas. Most other Continue reading

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading