Overturned semi closes westbound I80
An overturned semi truck closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in eastern Summit County for nearly two hours Saturday.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the semi truck drifted into the far left westbound lane while going around a curve near mile marker 182. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Bryce Rowser said the driver then over-corrected his mistake which caused the truck to roll. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Rowser said for almost two hours, both westbound lanes were shut down as crews cleaned the truck’s diesel fuel that spilled during the wreck.
The 28-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Evanston Regional Hospital. Rowser said he was released later the same day. He was issued a citation for failure to remain in a lane.
Rowser said speed is a suspected factor in the accident, adding other vehicles he had passed claimed he was traveling fast.
A head-on collision Thursday morning on Brown’s Canyon Road killed the driver of one vehicle and left another driver with critical injuries.