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Woman critically injured after rollover crash on I-80 overnight

Posted at 6:36 AM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 08:36:55-05

SALT LAKE CITY – An 18-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a rollover accident on I-80 early Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol, a 2008 PT Cruiser was traveling eastbound on I-80 near milepost 127.5 when the driver drifted to the right and drove off the road.

The vehicle hit a shallow concrete drainage ditch and rolled, landing on the driver’s side.

UHP troopers and medical personnel on the scene had to extricate the driver.

The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but is expected to recover.

Troopers said the woman was wearing her seat belt. They are investigating into why she left the roadway.

Fox 13 will update this story as more information becomes available.