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Semis collide, close down Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon

First Published Jul 21 2014 11:09 am • Last Updated Jul 21 2014 04:47 pm

Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon was restricted to one lane of traffic for most of the day Monday after a multi-vehicle accident left a semi-trailer rig on its side, and a load of french fries on the asphalt.

Spanish Fork police Lt. Matt Johnson said a series of accidents began when a passenger car attempted to enter the highway at 10:36 a.m. from Powerhouse Road, near the mouth of the canyon.

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The semi hauling the potatoes attempted to avoid collision, clipping the car’s front end, but the big rig was then struck by a second semi and ended up rolling over.

A passenger in the second semi suffered a cut on the arm which was treated at a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Cleanup of the fries and wreckage restricted traffic through the area to a single lane throughout the day.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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