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Wrong-Way Fatal Crash, I-80 Westbound MP 15.

Saturday February 18, 2023

On February 18, 2023, at 2:59 AM, UHP Troopers responded to a crash on I-80 Westbound near MP 15. A passenger vehicle traveling wrong-way, eastbound in the westbound lanes, struck a semi-truck pulling a trailer.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was treated on the scene for minor injuries. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. Impairment is suspected from the wrong-way driver.

A second passenger vehicle received damage after striking debris in the road.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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