Wyoming Highway Patrol report 2 fatalities in head on crash near Lamont, Wyoming

By: KGWN/W.H.P.
By: KGWN/W.H.P.

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene of a fatal crash on US 287 between Rawlins and Casper.

At around 12:45 PM today patrol was advised of a crash at or about mile post 28.5 near Lamont, WY involving two commercial vehicles. Troopers arrived on scene to find at least two commercial vehicles involved, one of which was on fire.

A large quantity of hot oil was spilled from one of the vehicles and is covering the highway making cleanup more difficult.

It appears that at least two people have been killed in the near head on collision.

The highway is currently closed and will remain so until the investigation is complete and the roadway cleaned of all debris. Travelers are encouraged to find alternative routes if possible as this closure may be extended due to the circumstances of this crash. No further information is available at this time. More details will be released when they are known.
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