Aftermath of Rockslide Closes Westbound I-80 For a Short Time Wednesday

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Dust from a rockslide near Green River Wednesday caused a couple of accidents that closed I-80 for a short time. (Courtesy Photo)
Dust from a rockslide near Green River Wednesday caused a couple of accidents that closed I-80 for a short time. (Courtesy Photo)

The Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Interstate 80 near Green River Wednesday afternoon that involved multiple vehicles. The crash was a result of the aftermath of a rock slide in the area known as The Palisades.

None of the slide came to rest on the Interstate; however, immediately after the slide, there was near-zero visibility on the roadway caused by dust from the slide. This resulted in several accidents that sent four individuals to the hospital.

Nobody was seriously injured in the crashes, and everyone who was transported to the hospital was treated and released. Two people were cited for speeds too fast for existing conditions. The section of I-80 was closed for approximately four hours late Wednesday afternoon.

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Everyone was not release for the hospital!!

The story is not all true, ever was not treated and release the passenger of the ford focus (the white car) was life flighted to SLC, Ut. and remains in the ICU. The driver was released later this afternoon to begin her long journey to recovery. There has been an account set up at the Trona Valley Credit Union named The Quigley Family Fund. You can mail or deliver any donation to any of their branches. It's a miracle they survived!!! Our prays are also with them on this long journey to recovery!

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