Cement truck wreck on US 26 Friday afternoon

by | Sep 17, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at approximately 3:40 pm reports came in that a large “cement or dump” truck rolled onto its side on US 26 northwest of Riverton.

While on scene, County 10 observed law enforcement and emergency responders work to get the driver out of the cement truck. We were not there when the driver was removed from the truck. However, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) confirmed, “the driver was injured, but not life-threatening injuries.”

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US 26 traffic was still being rerouted onto Valley View Road and Airport Road after 5:55 pm on Friday night. While on scene law enforcement said, “it would be a couple of hours” for the highway to open back up. The exact length of time it was closed has not been confirmed.

WHP shares information around the cause:

“For unknown reasons, the driver went off the road to the right. Over corrected to the left causing the truck to roll onto its side. It slid across the road into the westbound lane of travel before coming to a rest. The cement truck was not loaded.”

No other information was provided.

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