Five people were taken to the hospital following a crash Sunday afternoon east of Wendover.
A California couple was traveling east on Interstate 80 and stopped at a rest area near milepost 10, according to a Utah Highway Patrol news release. About 3 p.m., they got back on I-80, but decided to turn around and tried to use the highway median to do so, the release adds.
At the same time, the male driver of an oncoming eastbound SUV in the right lane noticed the first SUV start to merge into traffic and moved to the left lane. Instead of merging, however, the driver of the first SUV turned across both lanes in front of the second SUV, with three occupants inside, causing the crash.