VIDEO: Utah trooper hailed as hero for ramming wrong-way driver

Both drivers avoid serious injuries

SANDY, Utah – A Utah Highway Patrol trooper is being called a hero after putting himself in harm’s way to stop a wrong-way driver.

According to, UHP Sgt. Chad McCoy was on his way home after finishing a shift when he noticed a driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 80, coming at him full speed.

With just seconds to make a decision, McCoy said he slowed to 15 mph and intentionally crashed into the driver in order to stop him.

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McCoy and the wrong-way driver were reportedly both able to walk away without serious injuries.

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