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Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-15 SB at MM 129

October 12, 2018

On October 12, 2018 at approximately 0640 hours, a semi traveling northbound near milepost 129 on I-15 had an equipment failure and lost both right rear wheels of its trailer. One wheel came to rest in the southbound left lane of I-15. A white F150 struck the wheel and shortly after a gray Dodge Ram pulling a U-Haul trailer struck the wheel. The F150 was disabled in the right emergency lane and the Dodge pulling the U-Haul jackknifed and was disabled blocking the left lane. A silver Chevrolet Tahoe approached the crash scene and slowed in the right lane. A semi pulling a conex trailer slowed behind the Tahoe. An Old Dominion Semi pulling double trailers failed to slow in time, striking the semi pulling the conex. This collision pushed the semi with conex into the silver Tahoe. These three vehicles were disabled blocking the right lane. Traffic was able to get through the crash scene staying in left lane past the three vehicle crash then changing to the right lane to go around the Dodge with the U-Haul trailer. The left lane was cleared within twenty minutes and the right lane was blocked for approximately 3 hours. Two passengers of the silver Tahoe, young girls ages 8 and 13, were transported to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution after sustaining possible injury. The co-driver of Old Dominion Semi was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injury also as a precaution. The driver of Old Dominion Semi was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening lower extremity injury.

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Semi Crashes into a Garden City Sporting Goods Store

October 10, 2018

At 6:37 pm, on Wednesday, Oct 10, a black semi tractor with a refrigerated box-style trailer ran the stop sign at the SR-89 junction with SR-30 in Garden City. The tractor trailer combination rolled while also jackknifing and sliding into a sporting goods business located on the east side of SR-30 in and area known as Raspberry Square. Prior to the crash, witnesses indicated that the semi was driving erratic at a high rate of speed. The semi appeared to be traveling above the speed limit when the driver ran the stop sign and attempted to turn right onto SR-30. Both the male driver and male passenger were transported to Logan Regional Hospital by ground ambulance. The driver was airlifted to IMC hospital in Murray. The passenger was transferred to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden. It was originally reported that the semi was empty. However, during the crash, the momentum of the load caused the load to break free of the semi's trailer and continue into the building. The load, pallets of butter, were found in the building by investigators. The building, housing the aforementioned sporting goods store, was compromised to the point of structural instability. Engineering personnel have been called in to sure up the building before the semi can be safely removed.

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I-15 SB Ramp to EB I-80 Closed Due to Semi Fire

October 10, 2018

A tractor trailer hauling frozen food was southbound on I-15 connecting eastbound I-80. The driver lost control, the tractor trailer impacted the right cement barrier and caught on fire. The driver and co-driver were able to exit the tractor before it became fully engulfed in flames. The tractor is a total loss. Eastbound I-80 at southbound I-15 is closed and the southbound collector ramp to eastbound I-80 is closed. The fire is now out. After a lengthy clean up process, crews expect to have the ramps reopened shortly after 9 a.m.

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