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Dump truck crash near Payson claims the life of one person

Feb 15, 2022, 8:02 PM
A dump truck crashed Tuesday morning on northbound I-15 near Payson, claiming the life of the drive...
A dump truck crashed Tuesday morning on northbound I-15 near Payson, claiming the life of the driver. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol

PAYSON, Utah — A dump truck crash Tuesday morning on northbound I-15 near Payson, claimed the life of the driver, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The UHP says the accident occurred near milepost 248 at 10:56 a.m. Authorities say the dump truck was approaching the 800 South exit in Payson when the right front steer tire blew out, which caused the truck to swerve into the guardrail on the right side of the highway.

According to the UHP, the truck continued off the right side of the highway and entered into a large gore area near the 1-15 northbound ramp at exit 248 and the main flow of traffic. 

The UHP says that as the truck went into the gore it rolled onto the driver’s side. As a result, the load of landscaping boulders it was hauling were ejected.

The crash also broke a fuel tank, which created a fire in the cab of the truck. The driver of the truck died at the scene. 

The I-15 northbound right lane and on-ramp from 800 South were closed until about 3 p.m. Tuesday, while authorities investigated the dump truck crash.

 

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