Wyoming first responder hit, killed while treating car crash victims
RAWLINS, Wyo. - A Wyoming first responder was hit and killed while attending to car crash victims last week.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Tyeler Harris of Saratoga was responding to an accident early Wednesday morning at milepost 197 westbound on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins.
The initial crash involved a semi-tractor with a trailer and a pickup truck pulling a small enclosed trailer.
Authorities said while Harris and another first responder were treating the victims of the initial crash, a 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor with a trailer struck them.
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Harris died, and the second EMT worker was critically injured.
Highway Patrol identified the at-fault driver, who crashed into the original incident scene, as Saviol Saint Gean, of Brooklyn, New York.
"Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor of the crash," the Highway Patrol said in a Facebook post.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.