Worland temperatures: High 74, Low 28 precipitation: 0.00
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday: A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Sunset tonight: 6:09 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:36 a.m.
DAILY NEWS photo by Susan Lockhart
The driver of a tractor trailer was cited after running into a pickup pulling a cattle trailer at the busy intersection of 10th St. and Big Horn Ave. in Worland Thursday morning. Chad Harrel of Oklahoma, who was the driver of the tractor trailer was cited. The driver of the pickup, Robert Trollinger of Ten Sleep, was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
Semi, pickup with cattle trailer collide; truck driver cited
By Jeanette Johnson
WORLAND – Traffic had to be diverted for over an hour following a crash
between a pickup and a semi at the intersection of North 10th Street and
Big Horn Avenue on Thursday morning.
Chad Harrel, 40, the driver of the 2005 Peterbilt semi truck with a flatbed trailer attached, was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way when making a left-hand turn. The semi and flatbed weren’t carrying any freight, Worland Police Department Captain Zack Newton said.
As Robert Trollinger, 63, of Ten Sleep approached the intersection on a green light in his 1999 red Dodge pickup, the driver of the eastbound semi attempted to turn left in front of the pickup, hitting it on the driver’s side. Trollinger swerved away from the semi, Newton said.
“I think that reduced some of the collision but basically they came to a halt right there,” he said.
The impact snapped the axle on the pickup’s front wheel and messed up the back wheel.
“It pretty much put it out of commission right away,” he said.
Trollinger was out and walking around following the accident but was later transported by Washakie County Ambulance to Washakie Medical Center as a precaution.
Trollinger’s pickup was hauling cows in a gooseneck trailer, headed west. Veterinarian Dr. Dan Miller arrived with another trailer, helped transfer the cows from the disabled trailer and transported them to the sales barn where they were initially headed.
The precaution was taken because it was unknown how long it would take to clear the area, Newton said.
The drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles.
Harrell, from Sayre, Oklahoma, was driving the semi registered to Rolling Thunder Oilfield Services out of Elk City, Oklahoma.
Washakie Garage towed the pickup from the scene. Despite losing most of its coolant, Harrel was able to drive the semi to the empty lot next to V-1 Propane before the engine overheated.
Westbound traffic had to be diverted to 11th Street. Traffic from the north was diverted to Robertson. A single eastbound lane of traffic was kept open to keep traffic moving. South 10th was closed. The streets were opened in all directions just before 11:30 a.m.
Wyoming Highway Patrol was called to the scene to inspect the semi truck and driver.
Worland Fire Department volunteers took care of removing the fluids on the street. City workers arrived to sweep up debris. Deputies from the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
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DAILY NEWS photo by Susan Lockhart
Worland veterinarian Dan Miller (left) gets set to load cattle from a damaged horse trailer into another horse trailer after an accident at 10th and Big Horn Thursday morning left the cattle stranded in the intersection. He gets a helping hand from EMT Dave Huber.
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