Semi rollover Thursday causes 2-hour delay on Hwy 59

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A two-hour closure on Highway 59 yesterday was the result of a semi-tractor trailer that rolled over onto its side and spilled asphalt across the roadway, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).

The vehicle had been traveling southbound on Highway 59 towards Wright when the driver, a 42-year-old male, lost control and ran off the roadway onto the right shoulder shortly before 11:30 a.m., per WHP Trooper Harley Kalb.

Kalb further stated that the male overcorrected as he attempted to regain control of the vehicle, causing the semi-tractor trailer to roll onto its side near mile marker 76. The male sustained lacerations to his left knee, left eye, and head as a result of the crash.

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The semi-tractor trailer had been loaded with asphalt, which was spread across all lanes of travel and took nearly two hours to clean up, per Kalb, who added that the vehicle was completely disabled.

Deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) assisted firefighters from the Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD) in providing traffic control, per CCSO Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

Kalb said that no other vehicles were damaged as a result of the crash.