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Wyoming Highway Patrol car struck east of Cheyenne; Trooper uninjured

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon (Jan. 08th), a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper was investigating a commercial truck rollover crash and assisting other motorists who had slid into the ditch near mile post 375 on Interstate 80 approximately 11 miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. While the Trooper was out of the patrol car assisting a motorist stuck in the snow, a pickup truck traveling too fast for the ice covered interstate lost control and crashed into the WHP vehicle. Thankfully, no injuries were sustained during the crash. Even with six other law enforcement vehicles, WYDOT trucks and tow trucks on scene conducting traffic control of the scene after the crash, motorists were still traveling through the crash scene at 65 and 70 mph on the ice. Secondary crashes into primary crash scenes are one of the biggest hazards first responders face in adverse weather conditions. Once again we are reminding everyone to please slow down on two lane highways and to move over on interstate highways while slowing down when you are approaching stopped emergency vehicles. It is common courtesy, common sense and the law in Wyoming. #shortgo #news