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Semi Smashes Into Crashed Car

Semi Smashes Into Crashed Car

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(KSL News) A driver on Interstate 80 escaped from his car moments before a semi-truck smashed into it.

Troopers say the man was speeding, tried to pass another vehicle but instead skidded out of control and flipped his car. It ended up in the westbound lanes of oncoming traffic.

Troopers say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

"Fortunately the way he was ejected, the car didn't land on top of him, so he was able to get up and get off the freeway on his own," explained Sgt. Keith Dockstader of the Utah Highway Patrol.

Semi Smashes Into Crashed Car

Just as the driver got out of the way, a semi barreled into his car.

The man went to the hospital.

Troopers say he could face charges. They suspect alcohol was involved. Witnesses say he was traveling well over 90 miles per hour.

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