(WY)(12-21-2022) Carbon County EMT Killed by Semi on I-80, Another EMT Injured

RAWLINS — On December 21, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 197 westbound on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins. At 3:55 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were notified of a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor with a trailer and a pickup truck pulling a small enclosed trailer.

At approximately 4:15 a.m., first responders were attending to possible injuries involved in the initial crash. While first responders were on scene, a 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor with a trailer struck two first responders and collided with the rear of an ambulance. One of the first responders was critically injured and the other sustained fatal injuries.

The first responder, a member of the ambulance service on the scene, who sustained fatal injuries has been identified as 29-year-old Tyeler Harris of Saratoga, Wyoming.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that crashed into the original incident scene has been identified as Saviol Saint Gean, of Brooklyn, NY.

Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor to the crash.

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