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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 50-vehicle pileup. A second truck, attempting to avoid the accident, overturned which set off a chair of other accidents, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Six people were taken to the hospital and one person was killed. As many as 100 vehicles were wrecked or stranded on the stretch of highway, unable to move past the other accidents.

Several factors are to blame for the accidents, say investigators, including foggy conditions, icy roads and drivers who many have been driving too fast in such conditions. The investigation is ongoing.

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