Truck driver swam to shore after driving into pond, troopers say

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) says that a truck driver may have been going too fast for conditions when he left the roadway and went into a pond on Friday morning.

The incident occurred at 7:24 a.m. on April 9 at mile marker 297 on I-80 west of Laramie, Wyoming.

Trooper say that a truck driver was traveling westbound on I-80 when he lost control on the icy road. The truck veered off the right side of the interstate, crashed though a fence and guardrail, and then went into a pond.

WHP says that the driver sustained only minor injuries and was able to swim to shore. He was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

“Driving too fast for road conditions is being investigated as a potential contributing factor,” troopers said in a news release.

“The Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds motorists road conditions can change very quickly, especially around this time of year. Do not drive distracted, and always prepare for the unexpected. Thankfully, the driver was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain significant injuries with a crash of this nature,” WHP advised.