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Thursday October 06, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT

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Semi crash on I-80 in Tooele County

Friday August 26, 2022

On Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at about 12:45 am, a white Volvo semi was traveling westbound on I-80 near milepost 41 in the right lane. As the truck was still traveling, it was hit from behind by a white Kenworth Semi. The vehicles stayed together and stopped towards the right shoulder. After the collision, a fire started causing both trucks to become engulfed in flames. The driver of the Kenworth was airlifted from the scene in critical condition. The driver of the Volvo reported no injuries.

One semi was hauling car parts and the other was hauling wheat.

I-80 westbound is still closed, and traffic is diverted off exit 41. Traffic can get right back on I-80 westbound by using the on-ramp. It is estimated that the closure will take until noon while crews work to investigate and clean up the crash scene.

The cause of the crash is still currently under investigation.

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

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