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Semi truck rolls near Cedar City and hit two other cars

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Cedar City, Utah — Tuesday afternoon a semi-truck loaded with pipe rolled on SR-56 west of Cedar City.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the large load of pipe broke free and hit two other cars.

The driver of one of the cars was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other car received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

According to Joe Dougherty, a spokesperson for the Utah Department of Public Safety, the truck navigated a corner too quickly at mile marker 44. The accident happened just before 2 p.m.

The roadway was down to one lane until 5:30 p.m. when all lanes were reopened.

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

 

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