One dead, one injured in I-90 crash near Moorcroft

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At least one person is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 outside of Moorcroft early this morning, the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) said Tuesday.

The crash occurred around milepost 162, approximately seven miles east of Moorcroft, at 9 a.m. Feb. 22, according to a WHP preliminary report.

A Toyota passenger car was eastbound with its cruise control set at approximately 76 mph, the report states, when the vehicle approached a slow-moving Peterbilt tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Toyota, who was not identified in the report, was reportedly adjusting the vehicle’s radio and did not see the Peterbilt. The Toyota reportedly collided with the back of the trailer, spinning the Toyota into the lefthand lane where it came to an uncontrolled rest, WHP states.

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A passenger in the Toyota, whose identity was included in the report but still needs to be confirmed through WHP, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota was injured in the crash, though the preliminary report does not specify to what extent, and the Peterbilt driver was not injured.

This is a developing story; additional details will be provided as they become available.