Central Utah storm leads to 51 crashes

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 28 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

A truck jack-knifed Wednesday on I-15 in Millard County, where Utah Highway Patrol troopers say a winter storm has made travel dangerous. No one was injured in the crash.

Utah Highway Patrol

A winter storm blasted Millard, Beaver and Iron counties Wednesday, the Utah Highway Patrol said, leading to 51 crashes.

There were also 34 slide-offs reported and several people were injured, said trooper Cameron Roden. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, he said.

In Millard County, a truck hauling cars jackknifed on I-15. No one was injured, Roden said.

A trooper's patrol car was sideswiped by a semitrailer on the interstate near the Iron County-Beaver County line. Roden said the trooper had stopped to assist another motorist and was not in her car when it was hit. She was not injured.

— Geoff Liesik

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