Crash May Have Involved 10 Vehicles

Sgt. Stephen Townsend of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said the family of five from New Mexico whose van was involved in Saturday morning's multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 actually suffered three hits.

He said the pile-up started when the driver of the van couldn't stop on the slippery roadway.

He identified the driver of the van as 42-year-old Tony Randall, and passengers as his wife, 38-year-old Stacy, and children Jewell, Annamarie and Samuel, 13, 15, and 16, respectively. He said all were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

The only one who escaped serious injury, he said, was Samuel, the one who wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The sergeant said he wasn't sure where the boy was seated in the Dodge Caravan, but knew that the girls were in the back. The condition of the others is unknown.

As reported earlier, the crash closed the highway for about three hours Saturday morning and afternoon, from 10:30 to 1:30.

Spokeswoman Ronda Holwell of the Wyoming Department of Transportation said blowing snow and icy roads factored into the mix.

She offered a few more details about the initial incident, and then described the chain reaction of events that followed.

She said they still don't have a tally of just how many vehicles were involved in the crashes that morning, on that particular section which is about 20 miles south of Sheridan, but believe it to be about 9 or 10.

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