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Driver found dead inside crashed semitruck on I-80

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GRANTSVILLE — A semitruck driver was found deceased inside his rig that crashed and ended up on its side Friday,

That incident happened on I-80 near Grantsville about 10:45 a.m. A semi pulling double trailers drifted off the right side of the freeway, and the “tractor and trailers overturned and came to rest on its top. The male driver and sole occupant was unconscious upon UHP’s arrival” and was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.

What caused the semitruck to tip over, or whether the crash killed the driver or if something happened to him prior to crashing, such as a medical condition, were all questions still being investigated Friday, the UHP said.

UHP Lt. Nick Street said strong wind was reported in the area of the crash, but not strong enough to blow over a semitruck.

The name of the driver was not immediately released.