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Utah Highway Patrol responds to serious vehicle crashes on I-70 and I-80

Jul 29, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:29 am
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The Utah Highway Patrol responded to a seven-car crash on I-70 Friday. The UHP reports there were some injuries, but no deaths from the crash. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol responded to a pair of vehicle crashes Friday on I-70 and I-80.

Crash on I-70

According to the UHP, the incident, involving seven vehicles, occurred along I-70 near milepost 120 in Emery County at 4:06 p.m. The UHP reports there were injuries as a result of the crash. However, there were no fatalities. 

All eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed well into Friday night. The UHP says traffic is being diverted at milepost 116.

More information on this incident will be provided as it becomes available.

Vehicle crashes on I-80

The UHP also responded to a one-vehicle crash on westbound I-80 at milepost 136 Friday evening. The three right lanes on westbound I-80 were closed, as well as all of the eastbound lanes.

For unknown reasons, according to the UHP, a driver of a westbound vehicle lost control of the vehicle and went left. It rolled after hitting dirt in the median.

The UHP says a passenger in the back of the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. The UHP says the passenger landed in an eastbound lane of traffic. The passenger was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The UHP says impairment is being investigated. 

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