Second semi-truck crashes into Salt Lake City freeway ramp Thursday afternoon


An RC Willey truck that collided with the median on I-215 West near I-80 is pictured in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Utah Highway Patrol officials said the truck was heading north on I-215 West when it veered to the left, hitting and then passing over and over the concrete barrier. The semi slid along the top of the concrete barrier for about 50 meters before coming to a stop. The tractor-trailer was hanging off the edge of the structure, about 50 feet above the traffic. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – A semi-truck crashed into the concrete barrier at around 3:35 p.m. Thursday, forcing the closure of several ramps at the I-215 West and I-80 junction in Salt Lake City, Department of Justice officials said. Utah Transportation.

No one was injured during the accident.

The semi-truck was heading north on I-215 West near I-80 when the truck veered left, hitting and then heading towards the concrete barrier, Utah Highway Patrol officials said. .

The semi-trailer traveled approximately 50 meters above the barrier before stopping at the edge of the structure. The cab of the truck was suspended about 50 feet above traffic, according to UHP officials.

UHP said in a statement that speed was a factor in the crash. None of the occupants of the semi-trailer were injured and the trailer was empty, the statement added.

The accident was reported by UDOT at around 4 pm and closed the ramps from I-215 northbound to I-80 westbound; I-80 Westbound to I-215 West Southbound and I-80 Eastbound to I-215 West Northbound. By 6.15 p.m., all the ramps had been reopened to traffic.

The accident was the second of its kind on Thursday. Earlier today, a tractor-trailer driver escaped an injury after losing control of the truck and jumped a barrier on the ramp from I-15 southbound to I-215 westbound, said the Utah Highway Patrol.

The UDOT first reported the accident shortly before 6:30 am The driver lost control as he stepped around the curve on the ramp, UHP Sgt. Cameron Roden said. He didn’t know what had caused the driver to lose control.

Footage from a nearby UDOT traffic camera showed the semi-trailer trailer resting on the barrier. The crash closed the ramp for several hours but reopened before 10 a.m.


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