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I-80 MM 108 Fatal Accident

Sunday July 24, 2022

On July 23, 2022, at approximately 2028 hours, a BMW sedan was traveling eastbound on I-80 near mile marker 108. For an unknown reason, the driver of the BMW lost control and the vehicle entered the median and began rolling. The vehicle caught fire as it rolled through the median and three occupants were ejected. A westbound Ford Explorer saw the event unfolding and came to a stop in the travel lanes. The BMW collided with the front of the Explorer and the flames engulfed both vehicles. The occupants of the explorer were able to exit safely and were uninjured. Another occupant of the BMW, who remained in the vehicle, sustained fatal injuries. The investigation is on going and the State Bureau of Investigation is assisting.

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Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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