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Two critical patients life-flighted, four more driven to Rock Springs hospital after I-80 crash in Wyoming


CASPER, Wyo. — Six people, including two patients in critical condition, were transported for treatment of injuries after a Wednesday evening crash on Interstate 80, the Green River Fire Department said on Thursday.

The two critical patients were life-flighted via medical helicopters. Four other patients, including two juveniles, who were ejected from the crash were transported via ground ambulance to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for treatment and evaluation, the fire department added.

The fire department and Castle Rock Ambulance were dispatched to respond to the multiple-vehicle accident at around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The crash occurred near mile marker 66.

“Upon arrival, Wyoming State Highway Patrol Troopers along with Sweetwater County Sheriffs had the scene contained with traffic being diverted around the wreckage,” the Green River Fire Department said. “GRFD Co-Chief Bill Robinson along with CRA staff started to assess the scene and it was quickly determined patient extrication was needed along with multiple air med units.

“GRFD Rescue crew led by Captain Austin Rider took over rescue operations and assisted CRA crews with medical.”

Two medical helicopters were able to land in different locations in order to transport the two critical patients.

“All departments worked the scene for over four hours until complete,” the release said. “Robinson stated that if it had not been for everyone from dispatch, fire, EMS, state troopers, sheriff, medical helicopter personnel, and hospital crews, the outcome for all patients would have been very different.

“We are blessed in this community whether you live here, [or are] visiting or just passing through, that all these entities work well and professionally with each other as they do. GRFD would like to say thank you to Sweetwater Combined Communications Center, Wyoming State Highway Troopers, Sweetwater County Sherriff’s, Castle Rock Ambulance, Sweetwater Medics, AirMed Teams, and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for all their help during this time.”