Tooele Co, UT (June 23, 2021) – A pick-up truck pulling a trailer lost control on Interstate 80 on Tuesday, June 22nd resulting in a deadly crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the pick-up truck swerved into a tractor-trailer near mile marker 78 in Tooele County. After striking the tractor-trailer, the pick-up overturned.
One adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman and an undisclosed number of children were also inside the pick-up at the time of the accident. The woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
None of the children or the truck operator were harmed during the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
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