I-80 Wreck Kills Three

I-80 Wreck Kills Three

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Sandra Yi ReportingA deadly accident on Interstate 80 in the Salt Lake Valley this evening.

The accident happened about 4:00 on I-80 near 80th west. There were two cars involved in the crash. Medical crews and investigators are on scene tonight trying to find the cause of the accident.

I-80 Wreck Kills Three

Two victims were killed in one car, both instantly. We’re told the dark car was traveling east on I-80 when, for some unknown reason, it crossed the median hitting the west-bound white car head-on at approximately 80 miles per hour.

Three people were killed, the two in the dark car and a 76-year old Salt Lake City woman who was a passenger in the white car. Two other women were also in the white car. They were injured and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

I-80 Wreck Kills Three

Judy Helt, Witness: “They hit head-on. They both spun around. Debris started flying. There was smoke coming from the vehicles.”

Sgt. Ten Tingey, Utah Highway Patrol: “Right now we’re not sure if speed is a factor. Like we said, we’re just trying to piece all that together. We’re just in the preliminary stages with everything getting sorted out here.

Cars going west on I-80 are being diverted at 5600 W. The road is expected to be open around 6:30.

I-80 Wreck Kills Three

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