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By Ray K. Erku
Rawlins Times Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Motorists at shelter describe massive March 1 wreck


March 12, 2020

RAWLINS — By the time Fernando and Carlos saw the livestock trailer, it was too late. The two non-English-speaking motorists from Mexico quickly became another pileup statistic.

Like many roads in Wyoming on Sunday, March 1, their lane was caked with ice and slush. Visibility was dangerously low. Not to mention, they were heading westbound on one of the most high-traffic transport routes in the country.

And when they needed them most, their brakes malfunctioned. With Fernando at the wheel, their half-ton “dually” pickup veered into the livestock trailer beside them. As the dually’s...

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