Video: Semi blows over, crushes patrol car in Wyo.
No one was inside the patrol car
ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains.
The truck was driving on Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming on Tuesday when it blew over onto the parked patrol car. No one was inside the patrol car, and Patrol Lt. David Wagener says the truck's driver and a passenger were not hurt.
This event occurred on February 7th near Elk Mountain, Wyoming on Interstate 80. Three Wyoming State Troopers were on scene providing care for motorists who were involved in previous crashes. Because of this, thankfully, all Troopers were out of their patrol cars assisting others and were not injured. We are also thankful the two occupants in the truck were not injured as well. All we ask is that you please follow high wind advisories and closures when you are traveling in our great state. Even if you plan to travel at reduced speeds. Hopefully this video illustrates why. #DriveSafeWyomingPosted by Wyoming Highway Patrol on 10hb Februari 2017
Gusts up to 90 mph were recorded around the time of the crash.
A camera in another patrol car caught the wreck: Wind nudges the trailer, then knocks over the rig, which falls onto the patrol car. The skidding truck barely misses the car filming.
Wagener says troopers at the scene were away from the crash zone, helping other motorists.
He says the highway was closed to lightweight, high-profile vehicles because of the wind, and the driver was cited.