Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 12, 2021
Fatal collision in I-80 on Sunday

Two drivers died on I-80 on Sunday after a wrong-way driver collided with another car.

The driver of a Buick Enclave was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-80 at mile marker 54 at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, according to Lt. Nick Street, public information officer for the Utah Highway Patrol.

It is unclear why the driver of the Buick Enclave was driving the wrong way.

The Buick collided with a Tesla passenger car that was traveling the correct way on the freeway.

Both vehicles quickly became fully engulfed in flames, according to Street.

Drivers of both vehicles died on scene, but it is unclear if the crash or the fire caused their deaths.

One other individual was involved in the accident — a passenger in the Tesla.

The passenger was pulled from the Tesla and flown to a Salt Lake City hospital in serious condition, according to Street,

The condition of the passenger at this point in time is unknown.

 

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