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Westbound I-80 temporarily closed after serious but non-fatal crash near Echo Reservoir

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 23:40:01-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Two people were seriously injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon, closing the freeway in one direction for a few hours.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, a pickup truck hauling a trailer lost control and rolled on westbound I-80 near mile 166, right next to Echo Reservoir.

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The two occupants in the vehicle were airlifted to a hospital in serious condition, but UHP says their injuries are not life-threatening. One of them lost part of their arm. Both were wearing seat belts.

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The Park City Fire Department said both had to be extricated from the vehicle — along with a dog, which they said is "doing well and being taken care of."

The Utah Department of Transportation announced around 4:45 p.m. that the freeway was closed to westbound traffic due to the accident. One lane reopened around 6:15 p.m., then all lanes were back open by 8 p.m.