CASPER, Wyo. — A person who was lying down in the roadway was struck and killed by a truck on Interstate 80 near Evanston late Monday night, according to a preliminary crash report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The WHP was notified of the incident at around 11:20 p.m. Monday. According to the preliminary crash report, a Nissan Titan heading eastbound on I-80 in the right lane came upon something lying in the road at around milepost 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,” the WHP report states. “In an effort to preserve life, the driver swerved to the left to avoid striking the individual.”
However, the vehicle was unable to avoid striking the individual and hit them, causing fatal injuries. The WHP state that evidence at the crash scene indicate the person had exited a semi truck that was parked nearby and had made their way to the place where they were struck while lying on the interstate.
The WHP’s preliminary crash reports states that a possible medical condition is being considered as a possible contributing factor to the crash.
Oil City News reached out to the WHP on Tuesday afternoon to confirm details included in the preliminary crash report but did not receive an immediate reply. Therefore, information on the identity of the person who died is not being shared in this article. Updates will be provided if further information becomes available.