SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Two officers were struck by a car in a multi-vehicle crash along I-15 on Wednesday.
Sgt. Cameron Roden with Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) confirms the victims are Weber State University officers and they were on duty at the time of the crash.
UHP says the incident happened when the officers pulled over to assist with a crash that was blocking the HOV lane on I-15 near 700 South.
As the officers exited their vehicle to check on the crash, an oncoming car narrowly avoids the police car, but the hits the parked crash vehicle instead. That impact not only strikes the officers, but causes the parked car to spin out and hit a third unrelated vehicle along the highway.
Authorities say one officer sustained serious injuries, but is currently in much better condition. The second officer sustained minor injuries, officials say.
All lanes in the area are closed at this time while officials clear the crash scene.
ABC4 will update this story if more information becomes available.