The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a potential medical emergency after a truck driver was struck and killed while lying in the middle of an Interstate.
The incident happened on Monday, March 14th on Interstate 80 near Evanston, Wyoming at around 11:20 p.m.
According to Oil City News, a Nissan pickup was traveling east on I-80 in the right lane when the motorist noticed something lying in the roadway near mile marker 8.37. “As the vehicle approached, the driver discerned the item in the road was a person lying on the centerline with their head facing south,” reads the WHP report. “In an effort to preserve life, the driver swerved to the left to avoid striking the individual.”
Despite their efforts, the pickup was unable to avoid the person in the roadway and struck them, causing fatal injuries. WHP reports that evidence recovered at the crash site indicates that the person in the road had exited the semi truck that was parked nearby and had made their way into the middle of the interstate, where they were hit.
WHP is currently considering a possible medical condition as a contributing factor in the incident. No further details have been released.