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Speeding truck skidded off snowy road and crashed into restaurant that COLLAPSED with woman inside

Three people are injured when speeding truck skids off snowy Utah road and crashes into restaurant which collapses with owner’s wife inside

  • A tractor-trailer rig crashed into Los Jilbertos restaurant, flattening the business and injuring three people on Wednesday in Wellington, Utah
  • It was traveling too fast for snowy conditions when it went off a highway
  • State troopers rescued the restaurant owner’s wife, who was trapped inside the wreckage and suffered minor injuries 
  • Also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries were the restaurant owner, who was outside when rescuers arrived, and the truck driver 
  • Images showed the semi-trailer’s cab lodged into a corner of the building and the trailer jack-knifed  
  • No customers were inside the restaurant when the truck hit it 
  • The crash knocked out electrical and gas service to part of Wellington, a community of about 1,600 residents about two hours southeast of Salt Lake City
  • The power outage closed the town’s elementary school and traffic was diverted while companies assessed the damage 

A speeding tractor-trailer skidded off a snow-slicked road Wednesday and crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah town, flattening the establishment and injuring three people, authorities said.

The truck was traveling too fast for conditions at about 6.30am when it went off a state highway that runs through the town of Wellington and struck the Los Jilbertos restaurant. 

State troopers rescued the restaurant owner’s wife, who was trapped in the wreckage and suffered what were described as minor injuries. 

This drone photo released by the Utah Highway Patrol shows Los Jilbertos restaurant that was hit by truck in Wellington, Utah on Wednesday

A tractor-trailer rig flattened the business and injured three people including the owner

A tractor-trailer rig flattened the business and injured three people including the owner

Los Jilbertos restaurant is pictured before the crash occurred

Los Jilbertos restaurant is pictured before the crash occurred

Also taken to Castleview Hospital for treatment of ‘varying injuries’ were the restaurant owner and the truck driver, said Highway Patrol Sergeant Nicholas Street.

A tweet from the Utah Highway Patrol said they were ‘doing okay…considering’. 

The venue was open for business at the time however no customers were inside the restaurant when the truck hit. 

‘When Troopers arrived on scene the male owner was standing outside the collapsed building. He advised his wife was trapped inside,’ a Utah Public Safety statement read. 

‘They called out to the female subject who advised she was uninjured. Officers entered the collapsed building, extracting the female subject.’

State troopers rescued the restaurant owner's wife, who was trapped inside the wreckage and suffered minor injuries

State troopers rescued the restaurant owner’s wife, who was trapped inside the wreckage and suffered minor injuries

Images showed the semi-trailer's cab lodged into a corner of the building and the trailer jack-knifed

Images showed the semi-trailer’s cab lodged into a corner of the building and the trailer jack-knifed

Also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries were the restaurant owner, who was outside when rescuers arrived, and the truck driver

Also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries were the restaurant owner, who was outside when rescuers arrived, and the truck driver

Images of the wreck showed the restaurant’s snow-covered roof torn off and leaning on top of the collapsed restaurant, the semi-trailer’s cab lodged into a corner of the building and the trailer jack-knifed. 

The restaurant is just off the highway, State Route 6 and the local police department declared it ‘a total loss’.

A GoFundMe account was established to help the family as it was their sole source of income.

The crash knocked out electrical and gas service to part of Wellington, a community of about 1,600 residents about two hours southeast of Salt Lake City, as Rocky Mountain Power and Domian Energy assessed the damage. 

Wellington Fire Department, Price Fire Department, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department, Carbon County Ambulance, Price City Police, and UDOT was also on the scene. 

Utah authorities say a tractor-trailer rig crashed into Los Jilbertos restaurant, flattening the business and injuring three people

Utah authorities say a tractor-trailer rig crashed into Los Jilbertos restaurant, flattening the business and injuring three people

No customers were inside the restaurant when the truck hit it. The crash knocked out electrical and gas service to part of the community of about 1,600 residents and closed the town's elementary school. Traffic was diverted while companies assessed the damage

No customers were inside the restaurant when the truck hit it. The crash knocked out electrical and gas service to part of the community of about 1,600 residents and closed the town’s elementary school. Traffic was diverted while companies assessed the damage

The power outage closed the town’s Wellington Elementary school. Students who made it to school would provided with buses home and parents were invited to collect their children as long as they avoided a section of Main Street.

Traffic on SR-6 in Wellington was diverted around the scene and one lane was closed because of the eastbound collision. 

No arrests had been made Wednesday. 

On the same day Troopers investigated 132 crashes on Utah’s roadways as more snow was due.

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