APPLE VALLEY – A Chevy Blazer towing a travel trailer lost control on state Route 59 near Apple Valley today, flipping the trailer and blocking all lanes of travel for some time this afternoon, upon which a secondary rear-end collision occurred in the backed up traffic.
Utah Highway Patrol responded to the first accident at 1:59 p.m., Sgt. Dan Ferguson said.
“An ‘80s model Chevy Blazer, that kind of lifted up and was tricked out, was heading eastbound carrying a 40-foot travel trailer,” Ferguson said. “The trailer began whipping back and forth and the driver ended up losing control of both the truck and the trailer.”
The trailer actually detached from the truck, he said, and ended up rolling, flipping upside down, blocking lanes of travel in both directions. The truck did not roll, Ferguson said, and there were no injuries reported.
As is the UHP’s concern when accidents occur backing up traffic, Ferguson said, while this accident was being cleaned up there was a secondary rear-ender as a result of the traffic jam. Details of the secondary crash were not yet available.
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