The Wyoming Highway Patrol posted a video on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon of a crash on Interstate 80 as a reminder to always drive safely.

According to the post, the crash, which was caught on a trucker's dashcam, happened on Aug. 20, 2023, near mile marker 97 in Sweetwater County, between Green River and Rock Springs.

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The patrol says an SUV was traveling westbound when it struck the median cable barrier.

The crash resulted in damage to the guard rail and the vehicles involved, including the trucker's rig, which was hit by flying debris, but miraculously, no one was seriously injured.

"This video serves as a reminder of how circumstances can change in an instant while driving," the post reads.

The patrol encourages drivers to always maintain a safe distance, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid distractions.

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Stacker used the Federal Highway Administration's 2020 Highway Statistics report to rank states by the fatalities per billion miles traveled. 

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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