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ECHO, Summit County — A 34-year-old man suffered “very serious” injuries but is expected to survive after he was ejected from the tow truck he was driving in a rollover crash on I-80 Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Emergency crews responded to a report of a crash on I-80 near the junction with I-84 in Echo shortly after 4:20 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol officials said.
Troopers said the man was driving a 2010 International tow truck west on I-80 when he failed to negotiate a turn and the truck “violently” rolled off the freeway. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was ejected in the crash.
He was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital with serious injuries. North Summit Fire District crews assisted in responding to the crash.
Troopers aren’t sure what caused the man to miss the turn and it remains under investigation. One westbound I-80 lane was briefly closed to allow the medical helicopter to land, but that lane has since reopened, officials added.