Two people were injured in a five-car pileup in Davis County Monday morning that backed up commuter traffic for several miles, according to police dispatchers. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Burke Lane interchange in Farmington where U.S. 89 and I-15 merge.
Initial reports that the accident involved a dozen cars and several semitrailer trucks and trailers were incorrect, according to dispatchers from the Davis County Sheriff's office.The trucks stopped at the scene because they were witnesses and to render aid, dispatchers said, but they were not involved in the pileup, which occurred around 6:50 a.m.
Two people suffered minor injuries and were taken to Davis North Hospital, dispatchers reported, but paramedics initially called to the scene were canceled because they weren't needed.
Southbound commuter traffic from U.S. 89 into Salt Lake City was halted and then rerouted onto side roads until the interchange was reopened about 45 minutes later.
There were no other reports of any accidents in the county, according to dispatchers, as city and state road crews were salting down other icy spots on overpasses and bench roads.