GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – The weather can still turn chilly in southwest Wyoming in late April, but that’s not why a snowplow was needed on Interstate 80.
The westbound lanes about 20 miles west of town were closed for about an hour Thursday after a semi truck with a trailer full of Hormel chili rear-ended another semi.
The momentum of the wreck caused the chili cans to smash through the front of the trailer. The cans broke open and soon the pavement was slick with beans and meat, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
A snowplow had to be called out to clear the mess.
Emergency crews rescued the trapped driver of the chili truck by cutting through the bottom of the cab. The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Patrol Lt. Dave Gray said the crash happened when the first semi, which was pulling a flatbed trailer with a heavy load of cardboard, crept up a hill at about 20 miles per hour.
The truck with the chili was going much faster and was unable to slow down in time, according to Gray.
‘Fargo’ cabin moving east
MINNEAPOLIS — A piece of disturbing Minnesota movie history is moving to Wisconsin.
With just seven seconds to spare before bidding closed in an Internet auction, Lindy Martin, 26, bid $10,000 for a small cabin featured in the movie “Fargo.”
Martin said late Saturday that she and her mother, Elsie Martin, are buying it together. They plan to move it to a lot in Barnes, Wis., about an hour east of Duluth.
“We thought it would be a quick way to get a cabin, to buy a fully functional one and just get it done,” Lindy Martin said.
The cabin is the setting for the climactic scene in the 1996 Coen brothers’ movie. Kidnappers hide out at the cabin and one of them meets a gruesome end in a wood chipper.