Dramatic video: Wind catches semi approaching Wyoming Highway Patrol car

ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo., Feb. 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Five people escaped injury in Wyoming earlier this week after a gust of wind blew a semi-trailer on its side, crushing a Highway Patrol car.

The incident occurred on Interstate 80, near Elk Mountain, on Feb. 7, according to a Facebook post from Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The post said three Wyoming state troopers were on scene providing care for motorists who were involved in previous crashes. Because of this, all the troopers were out of their patrol cars assisting others and were not injured.

The two occupants of the semi were also not injured.

The post goes on to say: “All we ask is that you please follow high wind advisories and closures when you are traveling in our great state. Even if you plan to travel at reduced speeds. Hopefully this video illustrates why.”

The video has been viewed 709,000 times and has 27,800 shares.


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