A Texas man died after being struck by a motorhome in Campbell County, Wyoming. The incident occurred on Interstate 90 when a pickup/travel trailer combination had a wheel come off and stopped on the shoulder. The motorhome driver attempted to avoid the pedestrian but was unsuccessful. The victim, James Smith, was 75 years old. The road conditions were wet and rainy at the time of the crash. Oil City News reported
A fatal accident occurred in Campbell County, Wyoming, on August 5th, when a Texas man was struck by a motorhome vehicle. The incident took place at 2:23 p.m. on Interstate 90 near Gillette. According to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a pickup truck towing a travel trailer experienced a wheel detachment, causing the combination to come to a stop on the shoulder of the road. As a motorhome approached from behind, the driver of the pickup truck exited the vehicle and crossed the travel lanes to retrieve the detached wheel, seemingly disregarding oncoming traffic. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the motorhome driver swerved left and veered off the roadway, but unfortunately, the front right corner of the motorhome collided with the pedestrian, identified as James Smith, a 75-year-old man from Texas, who tragically lost his life in the accident. Three other individuals were involved in the incident but fortunately escaped without any injuries. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported that the road conditions were wet and rainy at the time of the crash. Please note that the information provided is preliminary and subject to change. Oil City News has reached out to the Wyoming Highway Patrol to verify the accuracy of the report..