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Chrissie Cole

One Killed In Fifty-Car Wreck

A section of Interstate 80 was shutdown in southwest Wyoming yesterday following an accident that involved more than fifty vehicles.
It appears a semi jackknifed on eastbound I-80 causing the…

Chrissie Cole

Cheyenne To Pass Cell Phone Ban

The Cheyenne City Council recently voted 7-1 to pass a ban on using cell phones while driving, with the exception of hands-free devices. But, until October 15, police will only enforce it if a…

Jenny Albano

88 Died in Thai Plane Crash- Many Tourists Aboard

A plane carrying many foreign tourists crashed Sunday, September 16, in Thailand. The plane was trying to land while it was raining onto the Phuket, a small Thai island. The plane then split in to and burst into flames, authorities reported at least 88 people have died from the crash.The budget One-Two-Go Airlines domestic flight OG269 was carrying 123 passengers and seven crew members from…

April Armani

Seat Belts Save Lives in Car Crashes

Wearing a seat belt seems like commonsense, however, a large number of drivers and passengers on the road still don’t buckle up.New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine aired a public service announcement in which he matter of factly tells viewers that not wearing his seat belt almost cost him his life.”I’m New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, and I should be dead,” he says at the start of his 30-second PSA. …

Staff Writer

Wyoming traffic fatalities up 15 percent

Preliminary data released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports last year’s traffic fatality statistics.While Colorado’s traffic fatalities decreased by 12 percent or 73 lives, Wyoming’s number of fatalities increased by 15 percent. Wyoming State Troopers say increased traffic volume on the state’s roads may be a contributing factor to the increase in deaths….

Staff Writer

Truck driver falls asleep and survives crash

Earlier this month a truck driver hauling eggs fell asleep at the wheel, drifted off the road and crashed into a ditch. Miraculously, the driver survived the truck accident, though his semi was completely mangled.The accident occurred on Wyoming Highway 220 near Casper, Wyoming. Fortunately for the driver, passersby stopped to help lift the hood off of him before ambulances arrived. Apparently…

Staff Writer

Semi truck accident blocks highway

A trucking accident on Friday, January 4, involving a fuel tanker semi and a car, caused the road to close until Saturday, according to a Local News 8 report.The accident occurred Friday afternoon between Alpine, Wyoming and Hoback Junction (US 26/89). Minor injuries were reported.

Staff Writer

Fatal accident reminds us to stay safe

A tragic one-car accident in Green River, Wyoming, in November involved a Boulder family in an SUV that rolled over, taking the life of an 11-year-old girl and injuring a 5-year-old girl.Apparently, the driver of the Yukon became distracted, went off the road and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll. Neither of the two children were wearing a seatbelt or restraint and they were ejected…

Staff Writer

Fatal school bus accident raises belt debate

A tragic school bus accident in Huntsville, Alabama, last week involving students from Lee High School has made national headlines. Four students died in the accident, and many others were injured. The tragedy has brought the debate about seatbelts on school buses to the forefront. Proponents of seatbelts on school buses say that they could save lives and serious injuries. Would the Alabama…

Staff Writer

Motorcycles and Cars Don't Mix in Park County–Again

A thirty-five-year-old man riding his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to apply her turn signal and turned into the motorcycle without notice. The operator of the motorcycle was struck on the right side causing severe bruising and deep tissue pain and discoloration of his leg and ankle. The motorcycle operator was recently awarded damages in the Fifth Judicial District of…