Overturned semi dumps load, snarls traffic in West Valley City

A semi pulling a trailer filled with dirt and rock caused a major mess when it overturned at about 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at 3500 S. 2200 West. Photo: Gephardt Daily/SLCScanner

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, May 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A semi pulling a trailer full of dirt and rock caused a major mess when it overturned Friday afternoon at 3500 S. 2200 West.

West Valley City Police Sgt. Brandon Christiansen said the truck was heading east on 3500 South and attempted to make a left turn to go north on Decker Lake Drive. The truck was traveling too fast to negotiate the turn and rolled over, dumping the contents of the trailer onto the road and blocking two lanes of northbound traffic.

The accident occurred at 2:45 p.m. and the scene was completely cleared at about 6:30 p.m. Christiansen said the towing company brought in a crew to do the cleanup.

The West Valley Fire Department also was called to the scene as a precaution because diesel fuel was dripping from one of tanks on the semi.

No one was injured in the accident. Christiansen said the driver of the semi was cited for going too fast.

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