The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says a semi-truck hauling two tanker-trailers rolled on the Bangerter Highway this morning after attempting to run a red light and make a left turn too fast.
The accident happened about 6:15 a.m. near 12600 South and Bangerter. A sheriff's spokesman said that, fortunately, motorists waiting at the light saw that the tanker was approaching the intersection at a high rate of speed and wasn't going to stop even though the light had just turned red.
The tanker failed to make the turn, and the cab and one of the trailers rolled on its side and crashed into two power poles, taking both of them out.
The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The sheriff's office said he would be cited once he got out.
Power to that intersection was knocked out, but many of the lines that were on the poles still had power. Emergency crews were working this morning to disconnect power to those lines so they can tip the tanker back up. As of 9 a.m. there was no estimate when the accident would be cleared, but the sheriff's office said it probably would be at least a few hours.
Bangerter Highway between 11400 South and 12600 South is closed for southbound traffic. Northbound traffic is restricted to small vehicles. Large trucks are being diverted to I-15 because of low power lines in the area.