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SINCLAIR, Wyo. — A series of crashes caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 80 has killed five people and seriously injured others in south-central Wyoming.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, according to a statement from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Highway Patrol soldiers learned To dodge Ram headed east into the westbound lanes minutes before the van collided with a passenger car and a commercial truck near Sinclair on Sunday evening. The driver of another commercial truck then swerved over the median to avoid the wreckage, according to Monday’s statement.

The second commercial truck crossed the freeway and collided head-on with an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, engulfing both trucks in flames.

The second crash killed all five people inside the Ford pickup. Others were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The patrol’s statement did not specify the number of other people injured or identify those involved, including the suspected wrong-way driver.

Sinclair is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) west of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 300 miles (480 kilometers) east of Salt Lake City.

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