UPDATE: UHP investigating double fatal collision in Tooele County, I-80 EB closes

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SUNDAY 01/10/21 6:02 p.m.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Two have died and one is seriously injured following a deadly collision on I-80 eastbound, Sunday.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, troopers are currently on scene of a fatal two-car head-on collision, 13 miles east of Knolls.

According to troopers, the preliminary investigation shows the crash happened around 5:00 p.m. when the driver of a Buick Enclave was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-80 at mile 54 and collided with a Tesla passenger car.

Both vehicles became fully engulfed in flames and the drivers of both vehicles died at the scene.

A passenger in the Tesla was pulled from the wreckage and flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in serious condition with compound fractures to both legs.

Eastbound lanes remain closed for accident investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: DRIVER ALERT: Critical crash closes I-80 in Tooele County
SUNDAY 01/10/21 5:05 p.m.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Officers are responding to the scene of a critical collision 13 miles east of Knolls, Sunday.

On January 10, Utah High Patrol were dispatched to I-80 eastbound, mile post 54 on reports of a crash.

Officials have closed the eastbound lane as they assist those involved and continue investigating the scene.

It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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