AMERICAN FORK — A man in a truck pulling a horse trailer who police say caused a four-car pileup Tuesday was cited for following too closely to other vehicles.

The man had been driving south on I-15 around 8:45 a.m. in the left fast lane and couldn't stop fast enough when traffic slowed, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Cameron Roden.

He rear-ended the car in front of him at mile marker 277, between the American Fork 500 East and Main Street exits and pushed that car into the lane on the right. That car was then T-boned by another southbound car.

After pushing the car out of the way, the pick-up truck careened into another car ahead of it in the lane, and the four crunched cars sat blocking traffic until just before 10 a.m., when police were finally able to clear the scene, Roden said.

No one was injured, but the driver of the truck was given a ticket for driving too close, and several vehicles had to be towed away, Roden said.