ST. GEORGE — A semitractor-trailer traveling south on Interstate 15 Friday clipped a car when trying to change lanes, causing the car to spin and take out a cable barrier.
The incident began when a Hyundai Elantra traveling in the right lane was attempting to pass the semi shortly before 4 p.m near mile marker 2. The truck driver didn’t see the Elantra when trying to change lanes at the same time, causing the crash, said Chris Terry, Utah Highway Patrol trooper.
“He didn’t check his blind spot and came into the car’s lane and hit it,” he said.
The crash caused about 120 feet of the cable barrier on the right side of the interstate to be ripped out.
There were no injuries from the crash, Terry said. The truck driver was cited for improper lane travel, and the Elantra was so severely damaged, it was towed from the scene.
This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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