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Memorial weekend starts with multiple crashes across Utah

May 28, 2022, 7:28 PM | Updated: Jun 1, 2022, 11:04 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Memorial Day weekend starts off with multiple crashes reported across the state.

On Friday, the Brigham City Fire department responded to a semi and SUV accident, causing the southbound lanes of I-15 to close for several hours.

According to the fire department, the crash caused the semi to roll and catch on fire, spreading to the grass.

The SUV driver was sent to the hospital and released overnight, while the semi-driver refused medical help.

The next major accident happened in Tooele County with a DUI driver who rolled his car into a parked car with a woman on dtate Route 36 Friday night.

Both drivers need an air ambulance to a hospital because of their injuries.

The first notable crash of Saturday happened in Magna as a driver of an SUV hit a power pole on 8000 West just before noon.

Power went out for a couple of hours, affecting 783 Rocky Mountain customers.

The driver had minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Power pole on top of an SUV (Credit: Martin Valles)

On Saturday afternoon, a semi rolled over on the I-80 and I-15 ramps in Salt Lake City, shutting down the ramps.

The driver had minor injuries, but no cause was released.

Utah Highway Patrol is also investigating a fatal double crash in Utah County on S.R. 68 that happened Saturday afternoon.

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Memorial weekend starts with multiple crashes across Utah