Cirque Du Soleil Semi Involved in Fatal Crash
by K2 News Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
A semi truck owned by Canadian circus company Cirque du Soleil was involved in a fatal crash on I-25 near Douglas Thursday afternoon. One person died in the accident and two others were injured.
According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, the semi collided head-on with another commercial vehicle in a construction zone about 1.5 miles northwest of Douglas. The crash closed the southbound lanes around milepost 141 and traffic was being diverted to the old Glenrock highway.
The two injured people were hospitalized at Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas.
Cirque du Soleil spokeswoman Debbie Fitzgerald confirmed that the company did in fact own the semi. Following the crash, the company released a statement saying "We have very few details about this accident. We will await the police investigation and report. We were very saddened to learn there was a loss of life in this accident and our thoughts are for the family of the deceased."
A traveling Cirque di Soleil show called "Amaluna" is set to open in Denver on July 18th.
Downed semi off of I-25 near Douglas.