Two Texans were killed in a three-car pileup on I-80 early Monday morning.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Gerardo Salazar- Mendez, 40, of Houston, was driving a Ford Mustang eastbound on the interstate near the Tooele-Salt Lake County line when the car went off the road to the right and rolled at about 12:50 a.m.
A passenger, Maribel Mata-Ledesma, 35, also of Houston, was ejected. After rolling the Mustang stopped partially on one of the freeway’s eastbound lanes and was struck by another vehicle. A third vehicle, a semi-truck, ran over Mata-Ledesma.
Both Mata-Ledesma and Salazar-Mendez were killed. Neither the driver of the Cadillac or the driver of the semitruck were injured. The accident is under investigation by the UHP.