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I-215 reopens after 4 people injured in wrong-way crash

Jan 16, 2022, 10:20 AM | Updated: Apr 7, 2022, 4:47 pm
A car driving the wrong way on I-215 collided with a semi-truck. (Used by   permission, Utah Highwa...
A car driving the wrong way on I-215 collided with a semi-truck. (Used by permission, Utah Highway Patrol)
(Used by permission, Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY – Four people were injured after a car driving the wrong way on I-215 collided head-on with a semi-truck early Sunday morning. 

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. on northbound I-215 near the I-80 interchange closing the interstate for about eight hours. It reopened around 10:15.

Utah Highway Patrol said two people were driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-215 when they collided with a semi-truck. 

Flames engulfed the truck and the wrong-way car spun into the shoulder of the road. 

Troopers said the two people in the truck were rushed to the hospital in good condition. 

The driver of the wrong-way car was in fair condition at the hospital and the passenger was  “extremely” critical, according to the Highway Patrol. 

Neither was wearing seatbelts police said.

Troopers suspected alcohol or drugs were involved. 

Police directed traffic off SR-201 and California Avenue. 

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I-215 reopens after 4 people injured in wrong-way crash