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Section of U.S. 287 closed after double-fatal crash

A double-fatal crash on U.S. Highway 287 between Muddy Gap and Rawlins Friday afternoon has closed a section of the road.

A pair of semis collided head-on at 12:47 p.m., according to Cody Beers, Wyoming Department of Transportation public involvement specialist.

One of the vehicles was carrying oil, Beers said, and there was an explosion and fire.

The section of US 287 between Muddy Gap and Rawlins is closed for an indefinite period, Beers said. The scene of the crash is 28.6 miles north of Rawlins near Lamont. Lamont is about 250 miles south of Powell.

For more information on the road's status, visit wyoroad.info or call 511.

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1 comment

  • posted by norma

    May 21, 2014 6:41 am

    i hope you will update this story. One person killed was Gary Linton. He grew up in Meeteetse, Graduated from High school there. He attended Northwest college. There are many family and friends around this area. He married a girl from thermpolis who has family in the bighorn basin also
    The funeral is Saturday.at 10:00 am in meeteetse

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