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State employee hurt when vehicle is hit on icy I-15
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A Utah Parks and Recreation employee sustained minor injuries when an out-of-control car slid on icy Interstate 15 and collided with his parked state vehicle Tuesday.

Iron County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Twitchell said the accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. after the Parks and Recreation employee pulled over onto the inside emergency lane on northbound I-15 roughly midway between Cedar City and Beaver. He was helping another motorist who had just been involved in a collision with a semi-trailer rig.

Twitchell said the 47-year-old state employee had just gotten out of his state truck when the northbound vehicle collided with the rear of the vehicle.

"He was knocked down into the median but not seriously injured. He waited for the Utah Highway Patrol to arrive and then was taken to Beaver Valley Hospital [in Cedar City] for treatment of a bruised leg," Twitchell said.

The male driver of the out-of-control car — who was cited for traveling too fast for road conditions — and two male passengers were not seriously injured either, but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Twitchell also said the drivers of the car and semi also were not seriously injured.

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