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Wrong Way Driver Crashes into Trooper **Updated Dash Cam Added**

Sunday February 20, 2022

Salt Lake City- This morning, February 20, 2022 about 4:18am a red SUV got on I-15 traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at 600 South. Troopers responded to the area to stop the dangerous vehicle before it could hit any other motorists. Trooper Henson located the vehicle near 4500 South in the #1 lane. The SUV attempted to swerve around the patrol car. The front of the trooper’s car made contact with the driver’s side of the SUV where it was stopped in the HOV and #1 lane. The trooper received minor injuries in the crash and was treated and released from a local hospital. The driver of the wrong way vehicle was treated at the scene and arrested and booked into jail for DUI. Trooper Henson’s quick actions and bravery no doubt saved lives this morning. This is the 29th wrong way vehicle UHP troopers have stopped in 2022. Troopers located 158 wrong way drivers in 2021.

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

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