UHP trooper’s vehicle struck on I-215

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Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Another Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) trooper’s vehicle was struck on I-215 Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on I-215 West near 300 North.

Officials say the crash happened while a trooper was stopped on the right shoulder of I-215. Another vehicle then drove off the road, striking the trooper’s vehicle from behind.

This photo shows the damage to the rear of the trooper’s vehicle following the collision:

Courtesy: UHP

The driver of the other vehicle told law enforcement that he “looked down for a second” before the crash occurred

Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.

This crash comes only three days after a UHP sergeant’s vehicle was struck while investigating an abandoned vehicle on I-215.

UHP urged drivers to remain vigilant on the road, saying “please make sure to watch out for officers and observe the move-over law.”

The Salt Lake City Police Department is handling the investigation into the crash.

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