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Fatal Crash in Tooele County (Update)

Saturday October 21, 2023

On October 21, 2023, at approximately 9:09 AM, a Mercedes Sprinter van pulling a trailer was pulled over on the right shoulder of I-80 eastbound near milepost 55. The driver of the van was outside of the vehicle when a Hyundai Elantra approached in the right lane. The Elantra hit the trailer that was being pulled by the Sprinter van. After hitting the trailer, the Elantra struck the driver of the Sprinter van, who suffered fatal injuries. There were no other injuries in the crash.

Eastbound traffic on I-80 is temporarily closed for the investigation. Traffic will be able to get by the crash at approximately 10:30 AM.

Mercedes driver (Fatal): Maksym Vechirko, Age: 35, From: Sacramento, California

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Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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