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Semi Fire Closes I-80 in Parley's Canyon, Two Lanes Reopened

Semi Fire Closes I-80 in Parley's Canyon, Two Lanes Reopened



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The westbound lanes on I-80 in Parley's Canyon are now reopen following an accident involving two semis and a car.

Semi Fire Closes I-80 in Parley's Canyon, Two Lanes Reopened

The accident around six o'clock this morning near East Canyon exit. Utah Highway Patrol trooper Preston Raban says a driver of a semitrailer truck --- who was believed to be speeding --- was heading west on I-80 when it flipped on its side, slid down the road and collided into a car. Troopers say the semi later burst into flames.

Raban says a second semitrailer then came along and saw the semi on its side. However, the driver apparently was unable to stop and collided into it.

Semi Fire Closes I-80 in Parley's Canyon, Two Lanes Reopened

This morning's accident caused the westbound lanes of I-80 to shut down for more than two hours.

No one was seriously hurt. Charges are pending the investigation. ---

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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