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3 people injured in crash after portable toilet tanker tried to cross I-80

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Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a two vehicles collided on Interstate 80, according to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP). (Photo: UHP)

Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a two vehicles collided on Interstate 80, according to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP).

At approximately 9:18 a.m., a contractor for a portable toilet company was servicing portable toilets in the construction area of eastbound I-80 near Lake Point.

The contractor, who was driving a tanker truck with a 5,000 gallon tank, attempted to drive across the eastbound lanes.

The driver pulled in front of a commercial vehicle that was pulling doubles loaded with a gravel rock-like product, according to UHP.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was treated at the scene, the driver of the tanker was transported to Mountain West Hospital in good condition and the passenger in the tanker truck was transported to the University of Utah Hospital.

UHP says the passenger suffered a head and leg injury, but is in fair condition. All of the people are expected to live.

The crash caused a fuel spill and the 5,000 gallon tank was breached.

Both vehicles are damaged and are blocking the westbound lanes of I-80.

Traffic is being diverted off Exit 99 and can re-enter I-80 from state route 36, according to UHP.

It will take several hours to clear the area.

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