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SVI-NEWS svinews.com 25 Jan, 2023 19:30 am

Five killed in crash on I-80 – SVI-NEWS

Five killed in crash on I-80 – SVI-NEWS

JACKSON (WNE) — Five young people from Arkansas were killed Sunday after a pickup driving the wrong way caused a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins.The five people fatally injured in the crash, ages 18 to 23, were road-tripping 1,500 miles back from a vacation in Jackson Hole when they were hit by a semi truck that was trying to avoid the pickup driving the wrong way.The second commercial truck then exited the median and entered the eastbound travel lanes going the wrong way, where it collided head-on with the Ford F-150 the Arkansas residents were in.The driver of the Dodge, Arthur Nelson, 57, of Limestone, Tennessee, who was driving the wrong way, was arrested on suspicion of impairment, Highway Patrol said, and “may receive future charges as the investigation unfolds.

A Dodge Ram 3500 was headed east on Interstate 80 on the wrong side of the interstate when it collided with a commercial truck and a passenger car, a preliminary report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol office said.To avoid the collision of the Dodge truck with the passenger car, a driver of a second commercial truck drove into the median.

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