News / Utah / 

Serious crash closes intersection in Salt Lake


3 photos

Show 1 more video

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY - The cleanup is taking a while at the scene where a car ended up pinned under a semi-truck. It looks nothing short of amazing that someone wasn't killed.

A semi headed through the intersection of 900 West and 1700 South around 5 a.m., the driver says on a green light. A red car slammed into it. Lt. James Tracy says the car was dragged east of the intersection under the semitrailer for about 200 feet.

The car was stuck underneath the semi, and it took crews about an hour to remove the woman who was driving it. She was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in serious condition. She has since been upgraded to stable condition.

The car now has been removed from under the semi, but the intersection remains closed.

Investigators hope surveillance video from nearby buildings will provide clues to what exactly happened.

Photos

Randall Jeppesen
    Shara Park

      SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

      Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
      By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

      KSL Weather Forecast