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MOUNTAIN GREEN, UT – A truck driver was charged with Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence after he crashed his semi truck filled with frozen turkeys Saturday morning, August 21, on a highway in Morgan County, Utah. The truck accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near the town of Mountain Green, UT. The accident area is in the northeast section of the state about 77 miles north of Provo, UT and about 60 miles southwest of Evanston, Wyoming.

The trailer section broke open and boxes of frozen turkeys tumbled out of the back of the truck.

At around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning an unidentified man was driving a semi tractor trailer east on Interstate 84 through Weber County, UT. The trailer of the semi truck was filled with a cargo of boxed frozen turkeys. There was one passenger in the trailer truck, a hitchhiker that the driver had picked up somewhere along the way.

The truck driver was driving erratically and according to the hitchhiker was “acting weird” and had already run over a highway speed limit sign earlier in the morning.


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At around 7:45 a.m. as the truck driver traveled through the area near Mountain Green near mile marker 92 he suddenly lost control of the semi tractor trailer. The 18 wheeler truck went across the eastbound lanes and crashed into the cement center median on the interstate.

No other persons or vehicles were involved in the truck accident.

The impact of the truck accident caused the trailer to disconnect from the semi cab. The trailer section broke open and boxes of frozen turkeys began to tumble out of the back of the 18 wheeler truck. The turkeys were strewn across the eastbound lanes and traffic came to a standstill.


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Utah Highway Patrol troopers and emergency medical personnel responded to the truck accident scene. The truck driver suffered minor injuries in the collision and was transported to a nearby hospital. The hitchhiker was not injured.

The eastbound lanes of I-84 in the Weber Canyon region were shut down to one lane for several hours while highway crews cleared the lanes surrounding the truck accident site.

UHP interviewed the driver and the hitchhiker after the truck accident. The passenger told officers that the truck driver had been driving erratically and allegedly had told the hitchhiker that he was still feeling the effects of sleeping medication he had taken earlier.

The truck driver reportedly admitted to authorities that he had taken sleeping pills several hours before the truck accident. He was then charged with suspicion of DUI.

Additional charges may be brought against the driver for damage caused by the truck accident, pending completion of the truck accident investigation.

For more information about Utah trucking laws, truck injury causes and victims rights, contact nationwide truck accident lawyers Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP for expert advice. For a free initial consultation, talk to a UT truck accident lawyer at 1.800.773.6770.

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