WYDOT Plow Hit By Unidentified Driver

Written by on February 8, 2019

A second hit and run crash since Jan. 21 involving a Wyoming Department of Transportation plow truck happened Wednesday afternoon north of Riverton.

Wednesday’s incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. just north of Riverton in the five-lane section of Highway 26/WY789. The truck was pulling a fully-deployed tow plow, and was struck from behind by an unidentified vehicle. The driver pulled over after the incident but nobody stopped. The plow truck driver estimated 6-8 vehicles immediately passed the truck after it pulled to the side of the highway. The rear bumper of the tow plow was damaged; it will be repaired.

The first hit and run incident involved a WYDOT plow truck that was damaged on Interstate 80 on Monday, Jan. 21.

Travelers are urged to drive at slower speeds during winter storms while driving to and from work, and to use wyoroad.info and the Wyoming 511 smartphone app to monitor Wyoming roadway conditions.


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