A pickup truck with a flatbed trailer that was carrying 32 logs was stopped by the Teton Pass truck arrestor Tuesday evening.

The driver refused treatment and did not have serious injuries, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Fire Marshal and incident commander Kathy Clay said.

Some of the logs got tossed over the side of Teton Pass, Clay said.

"The truck is obviously demolished," she said. 

Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesperson Stephanie Harsha said.

"Traffic is moving slowly," Harsha said.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

(2) comments

Steven Kardas

Are we not to believe our eyes ? The picture clearly shows the truck arrestor did not work. A master of the obvious would point this out so why the headline ? The driver is very lucky he did not get killed going over the embankment. Something went is very wrong. How much did this device cost the taxpayers ?

Travis Eva

A pickup and trailer hauling logs probably weighs less than 30,000 pounds and went through the thing. What happens when an 80,000 semi goes into it? Guessing the sand shed engineer and truck arrester engineer are the same?

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