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One killed in 20+ car pileup on I-80 in Summit County

Posted at 8:05 AM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 10:06:58-04

ECHO, Utah - One person was killed in a pileup that closed Interstate 80 in Summit County at mile marker 172 near Echo Junction Monday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol officials identified the man killed as 61-year-old Oscar Longoria of Barling, Arkansas.

The Utah Department of Transporation said 20 to 30 cars and semi-trailers were involved.

Traffic was diverted at Old Echo Rd.

The Utah Highway Patrol asked drivers to avoid the area.

A hazardous materials team was called to the scene.

According to a tweet made by Utah Public Safety, westbound I-80 was scheduled to open at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening.