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Semi spreads broccoli, mayhem across I-80 lanes

First Published Sep 03 2014 06:25AM      Last Updated Oct 03 2014 02:18 pm

A semi-trailer rig slammed into a barrier wall early Wednesday morning, spreading much of its load of broccoli across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 about 15 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Moments after the 4 a.m. crash, an eastbound vehicle swerved to avoid hitting the semi and rolled. Utah Highway Patrol said the male driver, conscious and breathing, was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No injuries were reported to the semi’s driver.

The crash, investigation and subsequent cleanup closed down eastbound lanes of I-80 for about two hours.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims



 

 

 

 

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