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Semi hits three cars including UHP trooper on I-80 Friday evening

Oct 13, 2023, 8:02 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2023, 9:15 am

A semi-truck hit several vehicles including a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on I-80 Friday evening. (...

A semi-truck hit several vehicles including a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on I-80 Friday evening. (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — A semi-truck a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on I-80 Friday evening.

According to UHP, a semi pulled into the median on I-80 and then reversed into traffic. At that time, a trooper was stationary in the median.

After pulling into the median, the semi reversed into traffic. Following this, it then went across the median into oncoming traffic.

Eventually, according to UHP trooper Chris Bishop, the trooper was able to stop the semi, but not without being struck by it.

Currently, one lane of eastbound I-80 is currently blocked.

A total of three vehicles were struck. No injuries have been reported.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information is made available.

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Semi hits three cars including UHP trooper on I-80 Friday evening