UPDATE: Semi driver killed in West Valley City crash identified

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TUESDAY 8/31/2021 2:16 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A Nebraska man is dead after a crash involving two semi-trucks in West Valley City Monday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol says they received two calls around 10 a.m. for a hazardous semi driving between 3 and 5 miles per hour on SR-201 westbound near 5600 West. Shortly after, deputies say they received a call of a crash.

A semi in the right lane had rear-ended the other, slow-driving semi. The driver of the second semi was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

UHP has identified the driver killed in the crash as 29-year-old Al Fhuere of Nebraska.

No additional details about the crash have been released.

Semi driver dead after crash on SR-201 in West Valley City

MONDAY 8/30/2021 2:14 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A semi-truck driver is dead after colliding with another semi in West Valley City Monday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol says they received two calls around 10 a.m. for a hazardous semi that was driving between 3 and 5 miles per hour on SR-201 westbound near 5600 West. Shortly after, deputies say they received a call of a crash.

A semi in the right lane had rear-ended the other, slow-driving semi. The driver of the second semi was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

SR-201 westbound has been closed since about 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. Traffic is currently being diverted to 5600 West.

ORIGINAL STORY: Deadly crash involving two semis closes part of SR-201 in West Valley City

MONDAY 8/30/2021 10:50 a.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Highway Patrol is asking motorists to avoid the area of SR-201 at 5600 W.

Deputies and emergency crews are responding to a crash involving two semi-trucks. At least one person is dead, according to UHP.

The Utah Department of Transportation reports the crash has closed westbound SR-201 at 5600 W. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

UHP says traffic is being diverted around the crash at 5600 W and can re-enter SR-201 at the on-ramp. Photos from the scene captured by the ABC4 team show emergency crews are working to clear the scene.

This is the latest in a recent string of incidents involving semis in Salt Lake City.

On August 18, a semi with the Utah Food Bank was seen hanging over the barrier on the ramp from northbound I-215 to westbound I-80. In a photo captured by ABC4, the truck’s trailer appears to be still on the highway while the cab is up on the wall.

On August 12, a passenger car lost control on I-15 and spun in front of a semi on I-15 southbound. The two vehicles collided and the semi hauling paper products rolled onto its side.

In early August, a semi-truck dangled over a barrier, closing the I-215 ramp to I-80.

Earlier that day, a semi jack-knifed and became caught on the jersey barrier, blocking traffic on I-15 for nearly two hours.

In late June, another semi-truck was left dangling from the on-ramp between I-80 and I-215.

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