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Wrecks Tie Up Traffic for Hours

Wrecks Tie Up Traffic for Hours



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(KSL News) -- There were a lot of frustrated drivers this morning after several crashes closed parts of Interstate 15 northbound for hours.

The first crash happened just after 9:00. An SUV coming onto I-15 at 33rd South swerved to miss debris on the ramp, over-corrected and shot into traffic.

Wrecks Tie Up Traffic for Hours

It then ran into a pick-up, which careened into the rear wheels of a gasoline tanker trailer, knocking the empty tanker on its side. The pick-up then spun under the trailer and slammed into the median.

The drivers of the tanker and the pick-up truck were not hurt. The driver of the SUV was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

Backed up traffic from the accident then caused a flatbed carrying sheetrock to overturn at 47th South.

Wrecks Tie Up Traffic for Hours

And on I-215 near 47th South, a construction worker accidentally ran over his co-worker.

A medical helicopter landed in the area to take the man to the hospital, and that closed southbound lanes for about a half an hour.

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