(UPDATE) — The Utah Highway Patrol says two people suffered life-threatening injuries in a nine-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 on Tuesday.
As of 6 p.m., troopers estimate the majority of the roadway would remain closed while the accident was investigated.
(KUTV) — Seven people were injured in a nine-vehicle accident on Interstate 15 near Farr West on Tuesday, police say.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were closed Tuesday afternoon for the crash, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
The crash occurred at about 4 p.m. in the area of mile post 349 in Farr West, in the area of State Route 134.
The crash involved eight passenger vehicles and a flat-bed semi, according to a Weber Fire District Facebook post.
Seven total patients were transported to local hospitals with various injuries, the WFD said.
UHP troopers could not specify the condition of those involved, but did confirm that a medical helicopter had been dispatched and then canceled.
Troopers confirmed the injuries sustained by those involved in the crash did not appear fatal.
A HAZMAT cleanup operation of spilled diesel fuel was needed for fuel from the semi's gas tank.
UDOT estimated the blockage would be cleared by about 5 p.m.
As of 5:30 p.m., traffic was still blocked, but it appeared two lanes had been opened.