(Laramie, WY) – Just before 7:30 am on Friday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a commercial tractor-trailer that crashed into a pond off of I-80 west of Laramie.
The WHP Troopers determined through the ongoing investigation the driver was westbound on I-80 when he lost control of the vehicle on an ice-covered road.
The driver exited the roadway’s right side colliding with a fence and guardrail before coming to a stop in an adjacent pond. The driver sustained minor injuries but was able to swim to shore.
The clean-up of the crash is still ongoing.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
The WHP reminds motorists road conditions can change very quickly, especially around this time of year. Do not drive distracted, and always prepare for the unexpected. Thankfully, the driver was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain significant injuries with a crash of this nature.