Pedestrian dead after struck by semi on I-80 in Tooele County

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A pedestrian died Saturday after being hit Friday night by a semi pulling three trailers on Interstate 80.

The accident happened at about 10:37 p.m. near milepost 11.

“The semi-truck struck a pedestrian that was in the number two lane, the pedestrian was airlifted in critical condition to an area hospital,” says a statement issued by the Utah Highway Patrol.

“A vehicle, that is believed to belong to the pedestrian, was located about a 1/4 mile east of the incident, parked in the emergency lane. The pedestrian had a skateboard and a phone with the GPS active routing him to exit 4.

“It is believed that the pedestrian’s vehicle had a mechanical issue or ran out of fuel. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries the morning of Jan. 22, 2022.”

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The approximate crash site is marked in red Image Google Maps


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