Over 110 crashes state-wide, UHP Troopers say
ST. GEORGE, Utah (KDXU) - Two separate crashes on Interstate 15 left two people injured yesterday. The first involved a group from St. George, the driver was reportedly in an area where the speed limit changes from 75 to 55 miles per hour and lost control when a tire on the car failed. That caused the vehicle to roll over and those individuals were treated for minor injuries.
Another incident, state troopers say happened after a man was speeding and impacted a rock cliff face on the edge of the road. That person's vehicle rolled and was totaled. First responders say that driver's injuries are severe and he is currently in the hospital.
Utah Highway Patrol officials are reporting over 110 crashes this weekend, state-wide.
Drivers were stuck in traffic, some for several hours, after officials closed I-15 in Kanarraville, Iron County. The highway was closed around 7 p.m. due to a crash when a semi truck and a passenger car collided. At least one person had to be airlifted to a hospital.
UHP officials say a man is dead after being hit by a semi as he was trying to secure debris that had flown off his camper. The semi hit and killed him heading south on I-15 just before the I-80 exit. Police say they don't know if the man was inside the camper or not when the crash happened.