HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT - MULTIPLE-VEHICLE COLLISION IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE, U. S. INTERSTATE 80, NEAR LARAMIE, WYOMING, AUGUST 22, 1979
About 6:25 a.m., m.d.t., on August 22, 1979, a westbound tractor-semitrailer sideswiped an eastbound tractor-semitrailer and then struck an eastbound motor home in a two-lane, undivided roadway in a construction zone on Interstate 80 about 30 miles northwest of Laramie, Wyoming. The driver and codriver of the westbound tractor-semitrailer were killed. Six of the seven persons in the motor home were ejected and killed; one person was partially ejected and seriously injured. The two persons in the eastbound tractor-semitrailer were not injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the fatigued driver of the westbound truck to maintain his vehicle within the proper traffic lane. Contributing to the severity of the accident was the excessive speed of the westbound truck.
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1980-2-7
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Construction; Construction sites; Crash severity; Crashes; Drivers; Fatalities; Fatigue (Physiological condition); Highways; Mobile homes; Motor vehicles; Speed; Tractor trailer combinations; Traffic crashes; Traffic speed; Trailers; Truck tractors
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Construction; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00313869
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-HAR-80-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM