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Wrong-way crash closes WB I-80 near Great Saltair for hours

May 27, 2024, 5:12 PM | Updated: 11:19 pm

a truck hauling a trailer full of horses was hit on monday on westbound i-80, the crash closed the ...

Westbound I-80 is closed at 5600 West after a wrong-way crash. (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

MAGNA, Utah — A wrong-way driver hit a truck pulling a horse trailer head-on, closing westbound I-80 for several hours on Monday. The freeway closed at 5600 West near the Great Saltair for most of Monday afternoon.

According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden, a reckless driver was driving the wrong way on the freeway after pulling a U-turn.

The driver crashed head-on into a truck hauling a trailer full of horses.

The wrong-way driver was airlifted and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Roden said there were minor injuries from the truck but didn’t specify if there was more than one person in the truck at the time of the crash.

The Utah Department of Transportation said all westbound traffic is being forced to exit on 5600 West. UDOT said that drivers should plan for delays. 

UDOT’s traffic website estimated that the road wouldn’t be clear until 8 p.m. By 

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Wrong-way crash closes WB I-80 near Great Saltair for hours