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
(Utah Highway Patrol)
SALT LAKE CITY — A semi-truck a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on I-80 Friday evening.
Wrong Way Semi. Area I-80 MP 143. Semi has hit several vehicles including a UHP Trooper. UHP Summit
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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.