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Semi rolls, closes down part of I-15 to I-80 ramp

Published July 10, 2012 9:47 am

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A tractor-trailer hauling crushed cars tipped over on a ramp connecting northbound Interstate 15 and westbound I-80 in Salt Lake City Tuesday morning, causing closure of the ramp's two center lanes for several hours.

The accident, near 500 South, occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said the driver of the semitrailer suffered minor injuries but was treated at the scene and released.

"There was a fuel leak from the semi's fuel tank but nothing major," Johnson said.

The driver told UHP troopers that he had braked to avoid a car in front of him and then swerved, losing control. Johnson said the driver was cited for failure to maintain travel in his lane.

The ramp was reopened by early Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Mims