Tipped semi closes I-80 WB lanes early Thursday morning

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MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 News) A tipped semi-closed I-80 westbound lanes near SR-202 early Thursday morning. 

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said the driver was in the eastbound lanes when he swerved to miss an animal before 3:00 a.m.

The reaction caused the semi to tip over the concrete median and land across all westbound lanes. It was carrying car parts which scattered over the road.

The un-named driver from Utah was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released. 

Around 5:00 a.m., two tow trucks worked to get the semi right-side up before it could be removed. 

The closure lasted for several hours and impacted the early morning commute.

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