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Accident on I-90 caused by driver falling asleep

 

December 12, 2019



Last Friday afternoon, around 2 p.m. a Moorcroft woman was driving a 2004 silver colored Ford Expedition, with two passengers, another adult and a juvenile, westbound on I90 on dry roads and in good weather, according to Lieutenant Tim Boumeester, Wyoming Highway Patrol.

As the SUV traveled west of Pine Ridge overpass, near mile marker 164, the vehicle left the roadway and onto the median side shoulder, at which point the driver overcorrected her steering, causing the car to enter into a clockwise rotation.

The vehicle subsequently crossed back over both westbound lanes, entering the north barrow ditch where the passenger side went into a slide and the car “tripped”, rolling two and a half times before coming to rest on its roof. The later determination by the patrol’s investigation was that the incident happened because the driver fell asleep.

All three individuals were transported to Campbell County Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. There were no fatalities.

 
 

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