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Pennsylvania man injured in crash at switchback

TEN SLEEP — A Pennsylvania man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 16 about noon on Monday.

 

May 16, 2018



TEN SLEEP — A Pennsylvania man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 16 about noon on Monday.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper John Hoffman, Enos Martin, 35, of Pennsylvania was driving a tractor-trailer combination, hauling an excavator westbound on U.S. 16.

“He was going too fast for the curve, locked up his brakes and drove through the guardrail on the switchback,” Hoffman said.

The tractor-trailer went down a steep embankment of about 80 feet, coming to stop, according to Hoffman,

The crash occurred at milepost 39.1 at about 11:50 a.m. Ten Sleep, Hoffman said. Ten Sleep fire and ambulance were dispatched at 12:02 p.m.

Hoffman said Martin received “substantial” injuries and was life-flighted to a Billings hospital before he arrived on scene.

“I don’t know why he was going that fast. There’s a large blinking caution sign about a dangerous curve, maximum 20 mph speed right before that curve,” Hoffman said.

Martin was cited for speed too fast for conditions of the roadway.

Hoffman said he does not know the extent or type of injuries Martin suffered.

 
 

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