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Authorities Release 911 Tapes From I-80 Crash

Authorities Release 911 Tapes From I-80 Crash

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Sandra Yi ReportingAuthorities have released the 9-1-1 tapes from the series of deadly crashes on Interstate 80 Saturday. Four people died and authorities are still looking for answers.

It started as a two car crash, caused by a wrong-way driver. It resulted in four more crashes, the last one probably the most terrifying.

9-1-1 Tape: "I'm on Interstate 80, out by where they did the construction, and a semi just rear-ended a whole bunch of cars."

9-1-1 Tape: "Oh, there's a lot of cars. 'A lot of cars?' Yes."

The semi was traveling at freeway speed when it plowed into eight vehicles that were stopped because of other crashes. This was the fifth crash in a chain collision that took four lives.

9-1-1 Tape: "We need life flight here. 'Why do you need life flight?' Because there's somebody in a car that's possibly dead."

Thirty-six-year old Mistee Brallier was one of the victims.

Kimberlee Madison, Daughter Died in Crash: "Mistee was at a good place in her life; that's why this is so amazing to us."

Mistee's two kids were spending the summer with her in Utah. On Saturday she took her daughter Courtney for a driving lesson.

Kimberlee Madison: "Courtney had her learner's permit, and her mother promised to take her out to Interstate 80 because it's an open strip of road."

But they were forced to stop near Saltair, because of a car crash. Moments later they became victims of one. Madison went to see their car. It was so smashed she almost didn't recognize it.

Kimberlee Madison: "We're grateful that she made it. She has a got a long, hard road ahead of her. This was, this was really tragic."

Courtney Brallier, 16, is still in critical condition.

Other victims, were Rachel Mcteer of American Fork, William Price and Ruben Miera, both of Salt Lake.

The UHP is still investigating the crash. Investigators may seek charges against the two surviving drivers.

Donations can be made to the Brallier family at any Zions Bank in Courtney's name.

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