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Mon February 20, 2006
Driver of Greyhound That Rolled on I-80 Cited
Rawlins, WY – The driver of a Greyhound bus that crashed, injuring 39 passengers, has been cited by the Wyoming Highway Patrol for driving too fast for the conditions.
The driver was 51-year-old David Soraiz from Sandy, Utah. Soraiz says he was blinded by snow kicked up by a passing tractor-trailer early yesterday (Sunday) morning.
The bus rolled over in the median about 23 miles east of Rawlins.
Of the 43 people on board, three were taken to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with head injuries and six were hospitalized in
Rawlins with lacerations and broken bones.
The others were treated and released with mostly cuts and bruises.
The bus originated in Salt Lake City and was headed to Denver with stops in Evanston, Rock Springs, Rawlins and Laramie.
Greyhound sent two buses from Denver to pick up those who could continue the trip.