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Jackknifed semi closes freeway ramp

Wednesday September 14, 2022

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at about 1:00 pm, a semi with an empty trailer was northbound on I-215 West and took the ramp to westbound I-80. The truck lost control on the wet roadway and jackknifed hitting the concrete barrier and blocking the ramp. A passenger car behind the semi, ran into the back of the trailer after it jackknifed. The crash caused a leak in the trucks fuel tank. Hazmat crews have responded to scene to contain the leak. Medical has also responded to the scene but only minor injuries were reported and no one was transported. The southbound I-215 to westbound I-80 ramp has also been closed. it is estimated that the closure will be approximately 60 to 120 minutes for investigation and cleanup.

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

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