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1 killed, 3 hospitalized in fiery I-80 rollover

Westbound I-80 at 7200 South was closed late Saturday due to a crash. One person died, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

Westbound I-80 at 7200 South was closed late Saturday due to a crash. One person died, the Utah Highway Patrol said. (Scotie Ericson)


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SALT LAKE CITY — One person died Saturday night following a crash on I-80 at 7200 West.

The crash happened when a BMW sedan traveling east on I-80 lost control and the vehicle entered the median and started rolling, according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The vehicle caught fire as it rolled and three occupants were ejected, troopers said.

"A westbound Ford Explorer saw the event unfolding and came to a stop in the travel lanes. The BMW collided with the front of the Explorer and the flames engulfed both vehicles," UHP said.

One person who remained in the BMW was killed. The other BMW passengers were transported to hospitals. Those who were traveling in the Explorer were not injured.

No names have yet been released.

Troopers closed westbound I-80 at 7200 West due to the crash for several hours and eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane.

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Matt Brooks is a web producer with KSL.com. He previously worked for KSL NewsRadio.

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