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Winter weather contributes to crashes on Utah roadways

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Mar 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-30 23:46:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Wet weather contributed to several slide-offs and a few serious accidents across Utah as a late winter storm hit Sunday.

"The signs mean something. Slow down please," Sgt. Rick Shrader of the Utah Highway Patrol told FOX 13 News.

Up and down I-15 in Davis County, large overhead signs warned motorists: Standing Water Possible.

Still, at least one car hydroplaned near the Parrish Lane exit, hitting a concrete barrier. Subsequently, two more vehicles became entangled in the wreckage, and a total of three people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Another accident a mile to the west may have also been weather related.

Officer Matt Robbins of the West Bountiful Police Department said, "From what we can tell, it looks like an elderly gentleman, possibly going too fast, didn't make the turn."

His vehicle cut through the corner of a field before bursting through a cattle fence and coming to rest upside down in a northbound lane of Legacy Parkway.

That driver was also transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.