Semi Crashes Into Parley P. Pratt Monument In SLC; Driver In Critical Condition

Nov 16, 2020, 11:41 AM | Updated: 12:25 pm
A semi truck crashed into the Parley P. Pratt Monument in SLC on Nov. 16, 2020 (Photo: Salt Lake Ci...
A semi truck crashed into the Parley P. Pratt Monument in SLC on Nov. 16, 2020 (Photo: Salt Lake City Fire Department)
(Photo: Salt Lake City Fire Department)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A semi truck drove through an intersection and crashed into a monument in Salt Lake City Monday morning, according to authorities.

The crash happened at 2100 South and 2300 East shortly before 9:30 a.m.

The site is the location of the Parley P. Pratt Monument, where a statue of the Utah pioneer stood before it was knocked off its pedestal in the crash.

According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, the truck “charged” through the intersection. The driver was able to self extricate with help from first responders.

The Utah Highway Patrol later confirmed that the truck lost its brakes coming down Parley’s Canyon. It crashed into another semi truck coming down the the road before it continued onto Parley’s Way where it hit several other objects before crashing into the statue.

No other injuries were reported.

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Semi Crashes Into Parley P. Pratt Monument In SLC; Driver In Critical Condition