Crash Delays Traffic East of Cody Yesterday | Big Horn Basin Media

Crash Delays Traffic East of Cody Yesterday

Written by on June 5, 2019

One man was injured in a crash that temporarily shut down the highway between Cody and Powell yesterday afternoon.

Lieutenant Lee Pence with the Wyoming Highway Patrol says that the crash occurred just after noon yesterday near the Corbett Bridge, when an eastbound vehicle that was waiting to turn off the highway was rear-ended by another vehicle, who failed to notice the turn signal.

Pence says emergency responders had to cut the driver’s side door off to get the driver out of the vehicle. He had minor injuries, and was taken to Cody Regional Health for treatment, but the driver of the other vehicle was unhurt. Pence says that driver was cited for unsafe passing, as witnesses confirmed that the victim did have his turn signal on an appropriate distance prior to the crash.

But Pence added that the unsafe passing ticket wasn’t the only citation issued at that location that afternoon.

Pence noted that the crash stopped traffic for several minutes, but they were able to keep one lane open most of the time during the investigation and cleanup.

Pence pointed out that both citations, and the crash, could have been avoided had people paid more attention to their surroundings.

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