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Boy, 9, found on I-80 in Wyoming reunited with parents

August 10, 2020 GMT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a driver found him walking alone alongside Interstate 80 in southwestern Wyoming.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol got word about the boy Saturday afternoon. Troopers were headed to the area when a passing motorist picked him up and took him to the Green River Police Department.

Troopers worked with police to find the boy’s family in Rock Springs, patrol officials said in a statement Monday.

The parents said they were driving two separate vehicles when one had a flat tire. They repaired the tire and drove off without realizing the boy wasn’t in either vehicle.

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Troopers concluded that the incident wasn’t suspicious. They didn’t identify the boy or his parents.