Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Rawlins

WHP   2-15-18

On February 15th, 2018 a multi-vehicle crash occurred at Milepost 214 on Interstate 80, near Rawlins, Wyoming around 3:38 a.m.


A commercial vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80. At Milepost 214, traffic in front of the commercial vehicle slowed down unexpectedly and the driver of the commercial vehicle applied his brakes causing him to lose control of the vehicle. This caused the vehicle to jackknife and travel through the median and cable barriers into the westbound lanes. The vehicle then overturned onto its side, blocking both westbound lanes of travel.


Moments later, a westbound commercial vehicle collided with the over-turned commercial vehicle, ripping it in half. Then a third commercial vehicle also traveling westbound collided into the rear of the second commercial vehicle. All subjects involved received non-life threatening injuries.


An ambulance crew was stopped on the median shoulder assisting with the initial crash when a driver of an eastbound commercial vehicle lost control of its combination unit. The trailer then collided with the rear of the ambulance. The ambulance struck one of the EMTs, knocking her down. She received minor injuries. The driver of the commercial vehicle was also not injured.


Wreckers are currently cleaning up the scene and westbound traffic is being diverted off at exit 214.