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One person dead, two injured after crash on I-80 near Tooele

Aug 13, 2022, 2:33 PM

(Utah Department of Public Safety)...

(Utah Department of Public Safety)

(Utah Department of Public Safety)

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — One person died and two others were injured after a crash early Saturday morning in Tooele County.

The Utah Department of Public Safety said around 3:30 a truck headed eastbound on I-80 veered sharply into the westbound lanes and collided with a Genesis passenger car.

Investigators were not sure why the truck left its lane.

UHP said the pickup driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. The driver died on the scene.

A tweet said, “One occupant from the Genesis was transported to an area hospital by air ambulance, in critical condition.  An ambulance transported a second occupant with non-life threatening injuries.”

(Utah Department of Public Safety) (Utah Department of Public Safety) (Utah Department of Public Safety)

Westbound lanes of I-80 were closed for several hours while police investigated. The lanes are now open.

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One person dead, two injured after crash on I-80 near Tooele