Two people seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash in Tooele County
Nov 6, 2023, 9:58 PM | Updated: Nov 7, 2023, 7:10 am
(Sgt. Cameron Roden/Utah Highway Patrol)
TOOELE — The Utah Highway Patrol says two individuals were seriously injured Monday evening following a crash on Interstate 80 near milepost 81 in Tooele County.
State troopers said a black truck was traveling eastbound on I-80 around 7 p.m. when the driver stopped to help the driver of a white passenger vehicle, which was on the right shoulder of the highway with a dead battery. In an effort to jump-start the white vehicle, the truck made a U-turn. However, it was T-boned by an oncoming vehicle traveling eastbound.
Troopers said a man in the oncoming vehicle suffered bravo injuries while two people in the truck were unhurt. Another vehicle with three people inside pulled over to the right shoulder to check on those involved in the crash. One of the individuals is a doctor, according to the UHP.
Then, a semitruck came along and crashed into the truck that was sideways in the right lane. The truck was pushed back into the passenger car and two of the pedestrians, both of whom were transferred by helicopter in critical condition.
The westbound portion of I-80 had one lane closed until approximately midnight Tuesday. The semi spilled fuel in the water and hazmat crews were called in to clean it up.