WY Highway Patrol Reminds to “Move Over” after Highway Patrol Trooper is Injured After being struck
February 4, 2023
On February 3, 2023, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a Douglas Trooper was parked on Wyoming State Highway 59 at milepost 46.5 with emergency lights activated, assisting multiple motorists who had left the roadway due to weather and road conditions.
A 53 ft. box trailer semi-truck was traveling northbound when the driver lost control of the commercial truck and collided with the back of the patrol vehicle.
The Trooper was inside the patrol vehicle at the time of the crash.
The commercial truck driver did not report any injuries at the time of the crash.
The Trooper was transported to Memorial Hospital of Converse County for non-life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash.
The commercial truck driver was issued a citation for speeding too fast for road conditions.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to “MOVE OVER” for emergency vehicles.