4 life-flighted, identified, after I-90 crash
Date posted: December 28, 2013
SHERIDAN – Four individuals who were injured in the accident on Interstate 90 near Piney Creek Saturday were transported by air to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said this morning those transported to Billings were Tony Randall, 42; Stacy Randall, 38; Annamarie Randall, 15; and Jewel Randall, 13. The family is from Farmington, New Mexico.
St. Vincent Hospital staff said Annamarie was in serious condition, Jewel was in fair condition, and Tony and Stacy Randall were stable this morning.
Samuel Randall, 16, was also transported to Billings, but was not severely injured or a patient at St. Vincent Hospital. Samuel was the only passenger in the family’s vehicle who was not buckled up, and he was partially ejected from the vehicle. However, he was the least injured.
Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesperson Ronda Holwell relayed information regarding the accident from Wyoming Highway Patrol Saturday. Holwell said there were multiple accidents on the interstate around the same time.
At 10:36 a.m., she said, an empty tanker and a second car had collided and were subsequently rear-ended by the Randalls’ van. The tanker and other vehicle were traveling at a slow rate of speed and due to reduced visibility the driver of the van did not see the other traffic.
A short distance behind the crash involving the van, there was a two-car accident and one person who was severely injured was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital by ground. No additional information was available on that crash this morning.
Finally, two other cars were struck in hit-and-run incidents somewhere on the interstate between the accident involving the van and the two-car crash. Holwell said it is believed that both cars were struck by the same vehicle, and that suspect has not yet been identified or found.
Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo reopened at 1:30 p.m. after the interstate had been cleared of the accidents.
Emergency responder radio traffic indicated crews from Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan-Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the accidents to aid Johnson County crews.
Holwell said this morning the accidents were likely caused by the shift in weather in the Sheridan area that resulted in reduced visibility.
Snow and colder temperatures hit Sheridan Saturday morning, causing wind, near whiteout and icy conditions.