Accident Backs Up Southbound I-15

Accident Backs Up Southbound I-15

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two teenage girls are injured this afternoon after their SUV crashed into the back of a semi on Interstate 15 in Sandy.

Accident Backs Up Southbound I-15

It happened just before noon in the southbound lanes of I-15 and nine-thousand South.

Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Manful said the collision is causing major traffic back-up between 72-hundred South and nine-thousand South.

Manful said the driver of the SUV lost control of her car after she swerved to miss a ladder on the highway. The driver then hit the back of a flatbed truck.

Accident Backs Up Southbound I-15

UHP said the passenger of the SUV, a 17-year-old girl, was ejected from the vehicle. Manful said the girl was flown to the University of Utah Hospital in critical condition.

Authorities said the teen driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The driver of the semi managed to escape injury.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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