Crash closes freeway, hurts man |

Crash closes freeway, hurts man

By Patrick Parkinson, of The Record staff

Eastbound lanes on Interstate 80 were blocked Wednesday afternoon as crews extricated a man from a Jeep Cherokee at about 3:10 p.m.

"He is in serious to critical condition," said Cameron Roden, a spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol. As of 4:25 p.m. two of the freeways three eastbound lanes had reopened.

The crash on eastbound I-80 between Kimball Junction and the Silver Creek exit involved the Cherokee and a semi-truck, Roden said.

He could not provide details about the people involved in the crash or how the vehicles collided.