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Driver flees scene of alleged road rage crash in SLC

Jan 10, 2024, 9:23 AM | Updated: May 29, 2024, 12:13 pm

Silver truck with door damage from road rage crash....

A work truck was severely damaged on Tuesday, Jan. 9 2024, due to a road rage crash. (Courtesy Elevated Service & Supply)

(Courtesy Elevated Service & Supply)

SALT LAKE CITY — An alleged case of road rage on Tuesday afternoon left one driver rattled with a heavily damaged work truck. The driver suspected of hitting the the truck, fled the scene.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 3:15 p.m. on eastbound I-80 near Bangerter Highway. The victim was driving a silver Ford Ranger used for his job. 

 “It [the Ford Ranger] was traveling in the left lane, passing a semi when it was rear-ended by a white lifted pickup truck. After the initial collision, the Ford Ranger moved into the middle lane and then to the right lane and was hit again as the vehicle was passing,” said UHP Sgt. Cameron Roden.

According to Roden, the driver felt that the collision was intentional. The driver was unable to get much-identifying information.

“The lifted pickup kept going, and did not stop,” Roden said. 

The employer of the driver who was hit, took to social media with an account of the incident. Additionally, they asked people to look out for the white-lifted truck.

 

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