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Wednesday January 26, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT


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Press Release

Tooele County Fatal Crash *Updated*

Monday August 30, 2021

On August 30, 2021, at about 10:25pm, Tooele County Dispatch started receiving calls of a wrong way passenger vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-80 near mile post 41. As UHP Troopers began responding to the area, callers reported a head-on crash at mile post 55 at 10:33 pm. The wrong way vehicle struck a pickup truck. Both drivers died on impact. A passenger from the pickup was flown from the scene to an area hospital in serious condition.

The deceased female driver of the wrong way passenger vehicle has been identified as Sandra Lackovic of Incline Village, Nevada. The deceased male driver of the pickup has been identified as Rodney  Knotek of Murray, Utah.



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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