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Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne
Authorities believe seven vehicles were involved in this wreck early Saturday on Interstate 80 east of Laramie. Wyoming Highway Patrol

Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports

An early morning crash on Interstate 80 has claimed at least one life Saturday, with several others injured. The crash occurred near the Vedauwoo interchange which is approximately 15 miles east of Laramie, at around 2:30 a.m.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said seven vehicles are involved in the crash, including several tractor trailer combinations, two of which were destroyed by fire. Weather conditions at the time of the crash were dense fog and black ice on the roadway.

Speeds had been reduced to 45 mph.

Winter weather arrived in the area for the first time this season on Friday.

At least two victims were transported by ambulance to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, and two victims were transported by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne.

A Wyoming Highway Patrol statement said of one of the injured transported to Ivinson Memorial in Laramie later was transferred to a hospital in Colorado.

The wreck required the closure of eastbound lanes well into the day Saturday.

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