I-80 in Parleys Canyon reopens after crash; Victim in stable condition

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-30 00:03:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A crash on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon closed down multiple lanes in both directions for a few hours Friday night.

The crash occurred on westbound I-80 near milepost 136, which is east of Mountain Dell Reservoir and west of Parleys Summit.

A Utah Highway Patrol spokesperson said the crash happened when a westbound vehicle lost control, went onto the median and rolled. A passenger in the backseat was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. They landed on the other side of the freeway. Officials said the passenger was taken to the hospital with "very serious" injuries but was later upgraded to stable condition. Investigators have since ruled out impaired driving as a possible cause.

TRAFFIC: Eastbound I-70 closed due to crash with several vehicles, including semis

Utah Highway Patrol announced around 7 p.m. that three lanes on the westbound side were closed, as well as all four eastbound lanes. Traffic slowly moved past the scene on the shoulder and as lanes gradually reopened throughout the evening.

The scene was being wrapped up by about 10 p.m.