Semi Falls From Interstate Bridge, Lands On RR Tracks In Rawlins
Two people were taken to the hospital after a semi-truck fell off an I-80 bridge in Rawlins early Friday morning, landing on the railroad tracks below.
According to Rawlins Police Lt. Richard Hooper, their Communications Center received multiple calls shortly after 5:30 a.m., reporting a semi-truck had gone off Interstate 80 at the mile marker 215 bridge.
The truck went over the bridge rail, landing on and blocking both sets of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks below. Officers from Rawlins PD responded first and ensured the safety of the scene, according to a release, while the Communications Center notified Wyoming Highway Patrol, Union Pacific Railroad, Rawlins Fire Department, and EMS from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County.
The Communications Center also coordinated with Union Pacific Railroad Dispatch to have all oncoming train traffic stopped before entering the crash scene. An eastbound train was in the vicinity when the officers arrived.
Two patients from the truck were taken to MHCC, and the crash is being investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.