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Traffic Accident Leads to Open-Fire in Lewiston

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There was an hour-long standoff Tuesday afternoon that resulted in open fire in Lewiston, Utah.

Officials say the incident began when a man barricaded himself in his car with a .40-caliber handgun after being in a car accident at milepost 44 on U.S. Highway 91 at 11 a.m.

The suspect drove off the road and hit a gas line.

Later, shots were fired from the suspect. After that, he was silent, so the officers approached his vehicle and the man was transported to the Cache Valley Hospital with reported wounds to the chest, arm and neck.

Utah Highway Patrol is investigating. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.