A Utah driver is accused of speeding around a crash scene Wednesday morning in Wyoming, striking a highway patrol cruiser and injuring a trooper.
The trooper was inside a parked cruiser on Wyoming State Highway 387, near Midwest in northeast Wyoming, while a previous crash and several slide-offs were under investigation, according to a press statement from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. A lane had been closed, and multiple cruisers and tow trucks had their overhead lights activated, WHP reported. Traffic was moving 30 to 40 mph, when a driver from Riverton sped around other vehicles in the passing lane, troopers wrote. The driver's F-150 truck drove through the traffic cones and "plowed" into the parked cruiser at 66 mph, troopers reported.