UHP trooper hospitalized after being hit by wrong-way driver on I-15

Feb 21, 2022, 12:32 PM | Updated: Feb 22, 2022, 12:55 pm

trooper hit wrong way driver...

Photograph of a UHP Trooper's vehicle after it was hit by a wrong-way driver on I-15. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY — For the 29th time in Utah this year, safety officials had to stop a driver going the wrong way on a public road. This time, a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper was hospitalized briefly after his vehicle was hit by the driver.

UHP Trooper Devin Henson. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol

Early on Sunday morning, Trooper Devin Henson was among other troopers responding to calls of a wrong-way driver near 600 South and northbound I-15 in Salt Lake City.

Officials said that Henson found the car driving southbound on northbound I-15 near 4500 South. The driver reportedly tried to swerve around Henson’s patrol car, but instead, the front of the trooper’s patrol car made contact with the driver’s side of the SUV being driven by the wrong-way driver.

Henson received minor injuries according to the Utah Department of Public Safety and was treated and released from the hospital.

The driver who was driving the wrong way on I-15 was treated at the scene for injuries he sustained in the crash, and then arrested and booked into jail for suspected DUI.

Word of the trooper’s actions spread quickly and was recognized on Gov. Spencer’s Cox’s personal Twitter account as well as by the Commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety, Jess Anderson.

Related reading:


We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Excessive heat over the weekend caused road damage on Interstate 15 in Davis County, leading to mul...


Excessive heat causes Interstate 15 buckling, damages multiple vehicles in Davis County

Excessive heat over the weekend caused road damage in Davis County, leading to multiple vehicles being damaged.

40 minutes ago

President Joe Biden speaks following the news of the assassination attempt on former president Dona...

Emma Keddington

‘It’s time to cool it down,’ says Biden in the wake of campaign rally shooting

President Biden affirmed that America must never go down a road of violence in an address to the American people.

11 hours ago

A smokejumper parachuting to help contain the Speirs wildfire, which started Saturday night....

Emma Keddington

Speirs wildfire burning near Flaming Gorge, caused by lightning

A lightning strike ignited the Speirs wildfire Saturday night. The fire is currently 0% contained, but hasn't caused evacuations.

14 hours ago

An apartment fire on Redwood Road in West Valley City displaced around 30 people Sunday afternoon....

Emma Keddington

Apartment fire displaces around 30 people in West Valley

The fire happened on Redwood Road in West Valley City. The fire affected eight units and displaced 30 people.

14 hours ago

President Joe Biden addressed the country on Sunday, July 14 about heightened security measures fol...

Kennedy Camarena

President Joe Biden speaks after Butler, Pennsylvania campaign rally shooting

President Biden addressed the nation Sunday at the White House, speaking about the shooting that occurred at Donald Trump's campaign rally.

16 hours ago

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is covered by U.S. Secret Service a...


Local officer encountered gunman just before he shot toward Trump at rally, sources tell AP

One local police officer climbed to the roof and encountered the shooter, who pointed his rifle at the officer, AP sources say.

16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

A young woman smiles while reading the menu at a lakeside restaurant, enjoying the panoramic view o...

Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The best restaurants to try in Bear Lake

Save this guide to the best restaurants in Bear Lake when you need to find a place to dine during your next visit.

Female leg stepping on weigh scales. Healthy lifestyle, food and sport concept....

Health Utah

Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Learn more about Debbie's weight loss journey with Health Utah, who have a unique weight loss philosophy for success.

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...


Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

UHP trooper hospitalized after being hit by wrong-way driver on I-15