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Man injured in collision with cattle truck
May 10, 2013 - From staff reports
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic collision that may have involved alcohol May 2 north of Shoshoni.
The crash was reported at about 10 p.m. May 2 when a southbound passenger car allegedly struck the side of a northbound cattle truck on U.S. Highway 20 just outside of Shoshoni.
"For unknown reasons the pickup crossed into the northbound lane and sideswiped the cattle truck," WHP trooper Dave Hockett said Friday. "Then he continued on (for) another 500 feet before he finally came to a stop. ... He just kind of coasted to a stop down the road."
The driver of the car reportedly was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries. Initial reports said his face was bloodied, but he was up and walking at the scene.
"There was pretty significant damage to his vehicle," Hockett said. "I'd say it was totaled."
The cattle truck was described as "smashed up" in initial reports.