CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is confident that a pickup truck was unoccupied when it plunged off Casper Mountain Road sometime after Friday night.
Sgt. Clint Christensen told Oil City on Saturday afternoon that the highway patrol has been in contact with the registered owner as it investigates how the pickup truck came to rest on the steep hillside almost 200 yards from the winding roadway above.
Christensen said a hiker on the Bridle Trail noticed the vehicle debris, damage to trees, and finally the wreckage itself around 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning, Sept. 24.
A search and rescue team from the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the area, searching for anyone who may have been ejected, Sgt. Christensen said. The highway patrol believes the truck went off the road sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Tow trucks have been on scene since around noon trying to recover the wreckage. Christensen said the public should expect intermittent closures on State Highway 251 into the evening.