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Wrong-way driver in Maserati causes head-on crash on I-15

Wrong-way driver in Maserati causes head-on crash on I-15
Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 15:32:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (KSTU/CNN) - A wrong-way sports car driver in Utah was arrested for DUI after causing a head-on crash.

A2B taxi driver Louis Marshall said his first thought was, "They're both dead."

Marshall captured the alleged drunk driver flying by doing 80-plus mph. Then, the crash.

"Suddenly, I see sparks to the right of me and I see a car run into the wire barrier and flip over, roll over," Good Samaritan Jordan Jaeger said.

Jaeger pulled over immediately, called 911 and went to help.

"I was pinned. Her head was pinned in between the seat and the mangled-up front end of the car. So, I held her hand and I told her, ‘it's okay, don't move. Help's on the way,'” Jaeger recalled.

First responders had to cut the woman out of her vehicle.

"It was a very significant impact. If either vehicle had had a passenger, it would be likely that they wouldn't be here today," Trooper Tucker Harris with Utah Highway Patrol explained

"I've seen a lot of accidents, but not one as harsh as this one. I mean, that's 150 mile an hour dead stop," Marshall said.

The woman suffered a shattered pelvis and serious head injuries. But, she's alive, thanks to help from two Good Samaritans.

"Call for help. Be the person who calls for help," Jaeger said.

The driver has been identified as 44-year-old Gary Shook.

He was treated for minor injuries and arrested. Police said he has a history of DUI arrests and will face felonies this time around.

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