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Stabbing over gas station parking stall leaves truck driver in serious condition

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 14:45:04-05

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A man is in serious condition after he was stabbed over a parking stall at a gas station in Tooele County.

The stabbing occurred just before midnight at a Flying J, located on East Saddle Back Drive in Lake Point. A fight had broken out between a truck driver from Michigan and two other individuals, according to Tooele County Sheriff’s Office.

In the course of the fight, the sheriff’s office states, the truck driver sustained a three-inch stab wound to the stomach. He was flown to University of Utah Hospital in serious condition.

The suspect and his passenger left the scene driving a white semi truck with a flatbed hauling lumber, according to the sheriff’s office. The lumber was exposed and it appeared to be 2x4s.

Investigators say they have put word out to surrounding law enforcement agencies in hopes of locating the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the stabbing or the truck can call Tooele County Sheriff’s Office at 435-882-5600.