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RAWLINS, Wyoming, March 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people are dead and several others injured after dozens of vehicles, many of the semis, crashed on a snow- and ice-covered stretch of highway west of Rawlins, Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the accident happened late Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 near mile marker 184, and involved as many as 50 vehicles.
Graphic video taken by trucker David Cuarezma shows dozens of mangled trucks and cars piled on top of each other, while motorists caught up in the accident attempt to free others pinned inside their vehicles.
I-80 has been closed in both directions. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it could remain closed through Monday.
First responders from Sweetwater County joined Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers in the rescue efforts.
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.