Head-on accident closes down Hwy 30 for two hours

A portion of Highway 30 between Cache and Box Elder counties was closed for a couple of hours this morning after an accident between a minivan and a semi truck. Trooper Cameron Roden of the Utah Highway Patrol says the accident happened at approximately 10:35 a.m. just east of Collinston when a minivan, traveling westbound, drifted into eastbound traffic, colliding almost head-on with the semi. Trooper Roden says the driver of the minivan is a 28-year old male from Tremonton. He was the only occupant in his vehicle. He was extricated from the van and flown by medical helicopter with lower leg injuries to McKay Dee Hospital. Lt. Lee Perry from UHP says the man was conscious and alert at the scene. The semi truck driver, a 26-year old man from Lewiston, received minor injuries and was treated and released. The semi was carrying cheese, but the load was contained in the truck. Lt. Perry says the semi hit a guard rail which prevented the load from spilling and most likely saved the truck from rolling.

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