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Critical injury in crash on icy U.S.-40 near Park City

First Published Dec 07 2012 07:12 am • Last Updated Dec 07 2012 05:29 pm

A rollover crash on Highway 40 near Park City early Friday morning left a man in critical condition and briefly closed the heavily used Summit County commuter route.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said the accident occurred at 6:24 a.m. when a eastbound van went out of control on a slippery patch of the highway. The van slid into the median and then into the westbound lanes before rolling onto the shoulder. No other vehicles were involved.

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Johnson said the driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, but sustained head trauma as the van rolled.

A medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene and flew the injured man to a Salt Lake City hospital.

Initially, all lanes were closed. However, by 7:30 a.m. one lane had been opened and backed up traffic was trickling through, and by 8:30 a.m. all lanes had been reopened.

remims@sltrib.com




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