CASPER, Wyo. — An emergency medical technician with the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County died on Wednesday morning and another EMT was injured when a vehicle struck an MHCC ambulance that was responding to a previous crash along Interstate 80, the hospital announced.

The initial crash occurred in the early morning hours in a westbound lane between mile markers 195 and 197 on I-80 in Sweetwater County, the hospital said.

Westbound I-80 has been closed much of Wednesday morning due to the crashes, according to WYDOT. Westbound I-80 remains closed from Rawlins to Laramie as of 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

The Memorial Hospital of Carbon County’s full release regarding the crash involving its ambulance is as follows, as shared by the Laramie County Fire District #5:

Correction, Dec. 21, 2022: The story involves a Carbon County EMT. The story has been corrected.