Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 29, 2020
Rollover crash on I-80 caused one death Sunday

A rollover crash on I-80 on Sunday afternoon caused one death. 

The Utah Highway Patrol is not sure why the driver crashed.

On Sunday at approximately 2:46 p.m., a Toyota pickup truck was traveling eastbound on I-80 at milepost 60, 19 miles east of Knolls, when for what the UHP said was an “unknown reason,” the driver drifted off the left side of the road into the median, according to Sgt. Nick Street, public information officer for the Utah Highway Patrol. 

The driver overcorrected right, then back to the left.

The vehicle made contact with the median and began to roll, according to Street.

The male driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The vehicle came to rest in the second lane on the westbound side of 1-80 and caught fire, according to Street.

All traffic was blocked.

“It is suspected the driver was not wearing his seatbelt,” said Street.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Information identifying the driver has not yet been released.


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