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Wrong-way Driver Crashes on Legacy Parkway

Wednesday July 5, 2023

On Wednesday, July 4, 2023, at about 11:55 pm, a wrong-way driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Legacy Hwy, south of 5th South. The wrong-way driver was driving a silver Dodge Stratus. The Dodge struck a gray Chevy Cruze occupied by three passengers at approximately York Drive in North Salt Lake near milepost 2. Both the Cruze and the Stratus were severely damaged. The driver of the Dodge appeared uninjured and was arrested for DUI. The occupants inside the Cruze were all transported to the hospital. A passenger was extricated from the car with serious injuries. No life-threatening injuries were reported by medical. Legacy Highway was shut down for approximately an hour and 45 minutes during the investigation. 

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