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Pileup injures 4, closes part of I-15

Four people were hurt in a three-car accident that shut down I-15 for several hours Wednesday night.

About 9:45 p.m. a pickup truck traveling south on I-15 at about 8600 South slammed into the back of a Suburban, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Brian Olsen. The impact sent the Suburban into the rear of a sedan.The occupants in all three cars were injured, the driver of the truck most seriously. Olsen said the man, whose name wasn't available by press time Thursday morning, was traveling too fast for the conditions, but investigators aren't sure why he hit the Suburban.

He said it didn't appear the driver of the truck applied his brakes before the crash. The truck driver was unconscious when police arrived. He was flown to University Hospital in critical condition, Olsen said.

A woman and her daughter were in the Suburban, and a woman was driving the sedan. None of the names of those involved was available Thursday morning. The three females were taken by ambulance to Alta View Hospital, he said.

No citations have been issued as the investigation is continuing, Olsen said.

While rescue crews helped victims and cleared the wreckage, southbound I-15 was closed from the I-215 interchange to the 9000 South offramp.