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One dead following crash in Washington County

Aug 8, 2021, 5:48 PM
A crash northbound on I-15 in Washington County killed one driver Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Photo credi...
A crash northbound on I-15 in Washington County killed one driver Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A three-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Washington County claimed the life of one driver.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), a gold Chevy Cruze was northbound on I-15 at milepost 40 just before 10 a.m. The UHP report stated that the driver of the Cruze fell asleep and the vehicle veered to the right. Then, it made impact into the driver side rear tires of a semi-truck pulling a trailer of cargo.

The Cruze then lost control and came to a stop in one of the highway lanes. The semi-truck slowed down to avoid hitting it.

However, a silver Nissan Rogue, failed to slow down and rear-ended the semi-truck. 

The driver of the Nissan was killed on impact. The passenger of the Nissan was transported to an area hospital in serious condition. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

I-15 northbound was limited to one lane for 2.5 hours, while first responders investigated the crash.

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