2nd death reported in fiery 60-vehicle pileup in Wyoming

Smoke rises as emergency personnel respond to a a fiery chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 near Laramie, Wyo., on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Peter Baumann/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a second person died in a fiery chain-reaction crash involving dozens of vehicles on a major trucking corridor in southeastern Wyoming.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol confirmed Monday that one person was killed when more than 60 vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 and reported another death Tuesday.

Wreckage still was being removed, and a 100-mile section of the busy highway remained closed. Officials hope to reopen the interstate Tuesday.

The victims were identified as 58-year-old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas, and 23-year-old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado.

An estimated 20 to 25 people were taken to a hospital in Laramie. Three were admitted, and one was transferred to Denver.

A 45-year-old Canadian man has been charged with vehicular homicide.

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