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32 vehicles struck by runaway gravel truck in fiery crash at Utah car dealership


Nearly a dozen people were hurt on Friday when a gravel truck reportedly lost its brakes and crashed into an auto dealership in Tooele, Utah.

The Tooele Police Department started receiving calls about the crash at 1:38 p.m. on Friday, November 3.

Police say that a 26 year old truck driver was hauling two loaded gravel trailers when the vehicle experienced suspected brake or some other mechanical failure.

The runaway truck went through several intersections, striking five vehicles and then crashing into 27 vehicles at Tooele Motor Company in the area of 1000 North and Main Street. The crash sparked a large fire at the auto dealership.

Dash cam video captured on Friday shows the truck barreling through an intersection prior to crashing.

Investigators say that at least 33 vehicles were involved in the crash including the gravel truck.

Eleven people were injured. One person was airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The truck driver was not hurt.

The auto dealership was severely damaged by the crash and fire and will require extensive repairs before the business can reopen.

Tooele Police Department Public Information Office Colbey Bentley told KSL that “it’s just one of those freak accidents that we can’t prepare for.”

The crash is still under investigation.


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