Truck Crash Near Cheyenne
A crash on October 17th involving two vehicles on Interstate 25 resulted in a truck fire and interstate closure. It happened around 8:00 a.m. on I-25 in Cheyenne near Lake Absarraca.
A southbound 2013 Freightliner commercial truck with trailer, driven by 33 year old Olim Sultonov of Hollywood, Florida, ran off the highway to the west, struck a sign and light pole in the ditch before being overcorrected back onto the southbound lanes. The overcorrection sent the truck into the concrete barrier in the median. Debris from the crash was thrown into the northbound lanes of I-25 hitting a pickup driven by 29 year old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Bethann Hoover. The southbound commercial vehicle came to rest on top of the barrier and caught fire.
Olim Sultonov was treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. Mr. Sultonov has been cited for lane use with other charges pending as the investigation is still active.
Both southbound and northbound lanes of I-25 were closed for one hour before single lanes of traffic were permitted around the crash scene. All lanes of I-25 were reopened around 3:00 p.m.
More photos of the crash below...