20-car chain reaction accident in Millard County claims six lives

Jul 25, 2021, 7:14 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2021, 9:19 am
Millard County pile-up...
A crash in Millard County on Sunday, July 25, 2021, claimed six lives. Photo credit. Utah Highway Patrol.

LATEST UPDATE: Eight people died in a pileup on I-15 near Kanosh, all lanes reopened

UPDATE: (8:06 p.m.) KANOSH, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol has confirmed six fatalities in a series of crashes late Sunday afternoon west of Kanosh.

The UHP also reports several other individuals were transported to hospitals in critical condition. More than 20 vehicles were involved in the incident.

The UHP reports that northbound on I-15 is partially open, while southbound will remain for several hours as the investigation into the crash continues.

Previous Reporting

KANOSH, Utah — A sandstorm in Millard County has led to at least one confirmed fatality and several injured motorists in a series of crashes late Sunday afternoon west of Kanosh according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

The accident occurred just before 5 p.m. on I-15 near milepost 152, between the Kanosh and Meadows exits. The incident has caused the freeway to be closed in both directions.

The Utah Highway Patrol asked for troopers from Richfield and Beaver to assist. Several ground and air ambulances also responded to the scene to transport victims.

According to the UHP, I-15 will be shut down for several hours. It will be closed northbound at 1-70, and southbound at exit 158 at Kanosh.

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20-car chain reaction accident in Millard County claims six lives