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1 critically injured after being struck by large pipes from overturned semitruck in Iron County, authorities say

A driver suffered critical injuries after a crash west of Cedar City on Tuesday.

A driver suffered critical injuries after a crash west of Cedar City on Tuesday. (Utah Highway Patrol)


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CEDAR CITY — A driver suffered critical injuries after a crash west of Cedar City on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The crash took place just before 2 p.m. on state Route 56 about 15 miles west of Cedar City, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

A semitruck that was hauling large pipes went too fast around a corner and overturned, according to UHP. The piping rolled off the truck and collided with two other vehicles.

The driver of the first vehicle suffered critical injuries and was flown to a hospital in a medical helicopter, UHP said. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries and was driven to a hospital.

The road was completely shut down for about half an hour Tuesday when the helicopter landed at the scene. All but one lane of the highway was then closed until about 5:30 p.m., and the road has now reopened fully, UHP said.

Further details about the crash were not available.

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