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Accidents on Utah roads make for a bad day for drivers

Mar 10, 2021, 8:35 PM
Accidents on Utah Roads...
Summit County accident involving a pickup and semi truck. [Photo credit: Mark Wetzel]

SALT LAKE CITY — It was a bad day for accidents on Utah roads despite a recent dry weather spell that’s left the roads perfectly dry as well. 

Accidents on Utah roads Wednesday 

I-80 traffic delay 

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Nick Street confirmed that at 2:00 a.m. a male jumped off the bridge on 1300 S onto I-80 Southbound.  He survived the fall but is in critical condition. 

Traffic was delayed in both directions for three hours as crews worked to secure the scene. No further details have been provided. 

South Ogden accident 

A crash involving two vehicles occurred at 3:51 p.m.  This accident caused a 20-minute traffic delay. The Utah Department of Traffic confirmed traffic was stopped in both directions of 40th and Washington Boulevard.

There were no reported injuries. No further information was provided. 

I-80 semi rollover spilling diesel

Accidents on Utah Roads

Pickup carrying diesel fuel rolled over after sideswiping a semi. [Photo Credit: Mark Wetzel]

This accident happened at 4:30 p.m. right at the beginning of the evening rush.

Lt. Nick Street with Utah Highway Patrol confirmed that a minor collision happened on westbound I-80 at about milepost 137. Then, five miles down the road near milepost 132, a pickup truck sideswiped a semi.  The pickup rolled, and diesel fuel began spilling out.

Crews worked for two hours to clear the area and caused traffic to back up the canyon for miles. 

 

 

 

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Accidents on Utah roads make for a bad day for drivers