No injuries when car dragged under tanker truck

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah mother and her two children are lucky to have escaped without injuries when their car was caught and dragged under a tanker truck Tuesday.

Driver Heather Slack says she was changing lanes on westbound Interstate 80 to move away from the large tanker truck when her car apparently hit a patch of ice.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Blaine Robbins says the car spun underneath the tanker and was dragged about 200 yards before the truck driver could stop.

Emergency crews arrived and freed Slack and her daughter and son. The Deseret News (http://bit.ly/174upoP) reports they were examined by paramedics and released at the scene.

Robbins says say the accident might have been caused by driving too fast for the winter conditions.

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