Uintah, Utah (ABC4) – Member of the Uintah High School girls basketball team was involved in a rollover crash on Friday, June 10. The team was headed to a tournament in Craig, Colorado, when the crash happened, according to Uintah Schools Superintendent Rick Woodford.

The team was traveling in two SUVs near Maybell, Colorado, when they encountered a slow-moving tractor-trailer truck with its flashers activated, Woodford said.

Two vehicles – including the first team SUV – passed the slow-moving truck without incident, the superintendent said. As the UHS staff member driving the second team SUV tried to pass, the driver of the slow-moving truck began to turn left onto a side road. The staff member tried to avoid a collision with the truck and ended up going off the road, according to Woodford.

The SUV hit an embankment, briefly went airborne, landed on its roof, and slid to a stop.

“This was an unfortunate accident that could have been much worse,” Woodford said. “We’re very grateful no one was seriously hurt.”

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The driver and six student-athletes in the SUV were wearing seat belts. One student-athlete was treated for a cut to the head before being released to her parents.