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Four separate semi truck wrecks caused by snow, rubbernecking, misbehaving motorists


Four separate semi truck wrecks snarled traffic on multiple interstates in Salt Lake City on Thursday afternoon. 

All four wrecks occurred around noon on January 25th in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. 

According to Gephardt Daily, the first wreck happened just before 11:30 a.m. on Interstate 15 in Cedar City when a semi truck slid on the snowy roadway and crashed into a school bus with 11 children inside. No one was hurt, but the incident closed the northbound side of the interstate while it was cleared. Heavy snowfall was deemed the reason behind the crash. 

A second tractor trailer jackknifed on northbound Interstate 215 at about noon. The rig was the only vehicle involved in the wreck. The driver said that he jackknifed after being cut off by a motorist. No one was hurt in the accident. 

A short time later, a third semi truck wrecked on southbound I-215 when the driver became distracted looking at the northbound wreck. That rig crashed into two passenger vehicles, and ended up wrecked right next to the northbound crash, separated by the barrier wall. One of the motorists in the wreck was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported. 

A fourth semi truck wrecked a mile and a half south of the previous two wrecks, but details on the cause of the wreck are not clear. No one was injured in that wreck.


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