One dead in crash on I-80 in Tooele County

Posted at 7:38 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 10:48:54-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A driver is dead after a crash on I-80 in Tooele County Tuesday morning.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, a 2013 Isuzu box van was traveling west near mile marker 33 when a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder drifted from the right lane and struck the side of the box van.

The van pulled over to the side of the road, a statement from DPS said, and a 2014 Freightliner semi-trailer approached the area.

"[The semi-trailer] driver saw the Nissan traveling slow in the right lane and moved to the left lane to pass," the statement said. "As the [semi-trailer] was overtaking the Nissan, the Nissan moved into the left lane. The [semi-trailer] struck the rear of the Nissan."

The Pathfinder went off the right side of the road and rolled, then came to a stop on the passenger side.

The driver of the Pathfinder was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, the statement said. DPS has not identified the driver, but they said he suffered fatal injuries.

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