Man crashes semitrailer on I-80, suffers minor injuries

Posted at 5:18 PM, Apr 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-19 19:18:58-04

SUMMIT COUNTY – A man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the semitrailer he was driving crashed into a cable barrier on I-80 Saturday afternoon.

The accident occurred on I-80 in Summit County near mile marker 174, and lanes were temporarily closed in the area starting around 12:30 p.m. but they later reopened.

According to information from the Utah Highway Patrol, the 50-year-old driver said he did not remember driving off of the road, but witnesses reported they saw the vehicle drift slowly off the road before crashing into the barrier.

Photos from the scene show the damage to the truck. There were no other vehicles involved, and there were no other injuries reported.