WYDOT: Truck arrestor functioning after recent use

WILSON, Wyo. — Following a recent usage, the truck arrestor on Teton Pass is again functioning, says the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

On June 11, a driver of a Toyota Tacoma used the truck arrestor on the east side of Teton Pass after the brakes on the truck failed.

Although the front end of the truck was smashed, the arrestor did its job and stopped the truck from barreling down the pass out of control. The driver was reportedly uninjured and denied medical attention at the scene. The truck broke through only one gate before coming to a stop.

Following the incident, WYDOT crews immediately went to work, replacing the arrestor net that was damaged as well as the canisters and tapes that were used. The arrestor net was replaced and was functioning that same day, according to Stephanie Harsha, District 3 Public Relations Specialist at the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be conducting a test on the Teton Pass truck arrestor in July with a heavy load truck.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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