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Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-80

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SALT LAKE CITY — One man was killed after his car was hit by a wrong-way driver on I-80 Friday.

About 9:30 a.m., a Dodge Neon was headed west on I-80 when for an unknown reason, the driver made a U-turn in the road, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Nick Street.

The Dodge sideswiped a Subaru Crosstrek going at freeway speeds, he said, causing the Subaru to roll. The 29-year-old driver died as a result of his injures. The name of the man was not immediately released.

The driver of the Dodge, a 38-year-old man, was not injured. Street said drug impairment was being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.