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Mon March 27, 2006
I-80 Accident West of Laramie Leaves 6 Dead
By Renny Mackay
Rawlins, WY – An accident on I-80 Sunday killed six people, including a mother and her three children. The crash shut down the interstate from Sunday afternoon until Monday morning.
When the highway from Laramie to Rawlins opened again the sky was clear and the roads were mostly dry. Almost all of the 22 vehicles involved in the major accident were gone too. What remained were a few smashed tractor trailers. The Wyoming Highway Patrol's Steven Townsend says all of the fatalities happened at one spot near the Arlington wind farm, but that was not the only crash that happened Sunday on I-80. He says there other accidents in both the westbound and eastbound lanes near Elk Mountain.
At the time of the accidents Townsend says there was zero visibility. Also, this weekend a father and his six month old daughter died in an accident in Fremont County.