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2 dead in I-80 crash near Aragonite; highway closed

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 23:13:32-05

ARAGONITE, Utah — Two people were killed Sunday in an accident on I-80 near Aragonite.

Utah Highway Patrol says a Buick Enclave was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of the highway when it collided with a Tesla at mile marker 54. The vehicles both caught on fire and each of the drivers died at the scene.

The lone passenger in the Tesla was pulled from the car and flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in serious condition with compound fractures in both legs.

The accident has shut down eastbound traffic on the highway at mile marker 54. UHP says drivers should expect delays throughout the night.