Two men died in a rollover crash after their semitruck filled with snow, trapping them inside, Wyoming officials said.
Highway patrol was called around 5:39 a.m. on Jan. 22 about a rollover crash on Interstate 80, according to a news release posted on Facebook.
McClatchy News reached out to Wyoming Highway Patrol on Jan. 24 and was awaiting a response.
The crash happened at around 2:15 a.m., according to KBHB.
Keith R. Koehler II, 39, was driving east in a 2007 Volvo semitruck with Tyler U. Judd, 40, “when the vehicle drifted off the left side of the road,” troopers said.
Koehler, the driver, made a hard right and turned back onto the highway, troopers said. The truck went off the road and down an embankment.
As the Volvo headed down the embankment, “it rolled a quarter-turn onto the driver’s side,” according to Casper Star-Tribune. The windshield broke, and snow started to pack the truck’s cab.
The men “were buried under around 2 feet of snow when rescuers arrived several hours later,” according to KBHB.
Highway patrol said it is investigating fatigue as a possible contributing factor in the crash.
Koehler and Judd are the sixth and seventh fatalities on a Wyoming road in 2023, according to the release.