The Wyoming Highway Patrol is once again reminding drivers to move over for stopped emergency vehicles after a trucker nearly hit a trooper on Interstate 80.

It happened around 6 p.m. last Wednesday, April 5, near the Uinta/Sweetwater County line.

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According to a WHP Facebook post, two troopers were assisting a Wyoming Department of Transportation road repair crew with traffic control and were sitting in their vehicles with their lights on facing oncoming traffic, when the trooper positioned in front noticed a semi approaching him.

"As the (semi) got closer, the trooper noticed it was not moving over or slowing down," the post reads.

Thankfully, as the dashcam video below shows, the trooper had the presence of mind to back up and swing his vehicle off the interstate and the trucker swerved to the left, missing him by inches.

The patrol says the other trooper was able to pull the semi over and the trucker was cited for careless driving and violating the state's Move Over law.

2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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