Man Dead After Crashing Into Semi, Guardrail on I-80 in Wyoming
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a prior medical condition may be to blame for a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 that left a man dead.
The crash happened around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, near milepost 13.33, just east of Evanston.
The patrol says 59-year-old Ohio resident Joel Simpson was headed east in the middle lane when he drifted into a semi in the right-hand lane, crossed over the middle and left-hand lanes, went into the median, and crashed into a guardrail.
Simpson's passenger told troopers that prior to the crash, Simpson had complained of indigestion pain and had requested medication for the discomfort.
She says the two had just left a hotel in Evanston when Simpson slumped over and collided with the semi.
She and the semi driver were uninjured in the crash.