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Crews respond to rollover accident

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Posted at 10:27 PM, Nov 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-29 00:27:06-05

Tooele rollover 3TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – Emergency responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on I-80 near an on-ramp to State Route 36 to Tooele.

The accident occurred sometime after 9 p.m., and Utah Highway Patrol officials said there were three adults and one infant in the vehicle.

The three adults suffered minor injuries, and officials said it appears the infant was not injured.

Cpl. Andrew Prescott of the Utah Highway Patrol said a sharp turn was the issue.

“It was, appears to be unfamiliarity with the area, with the on-ramp to the interstate,” he said. “Speed a little bit too fast for the corner and weren’t able to negotiate the turn.”

Prescott said all of the occupants were wearing seat belts, which is one reason the accident wasn’t as bad as it might have been.

“Very lucky, especially being as there’s a pond right behind them that they could have very easily rolled into, which could have made this an even worse accident,” he said.

Three of the victims were taken to a hospital as a precaution, and the fourth elected to ride-along with the others.