Crash involving 4 semi-trucks closes part of I-70

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jul 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-30 16:53:52-04

EMERY COUNTY, Utah — All eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Friday evening in a remote area of central Utah due to a pileup involving several vehicles.

Utah Highway Patrol said the "major crash" occurred at milepost 120, which is about 40 miles west of Green River. It happened around 4 p.m.

According to UHP, a semi-truck hydroplaned and crashed into the barrier. Two other semis stopped behind it, then another one carrying a "wide load" crashed into both of them.


The crash sent a lot of debris onto the road, and it took several hours to reopen the freeway.

UHP said one male was injured in the crash. His condition was not available.