UHP gives update after another wrong-way driver causes crash overnight
A deadly weekend for crashes caused by wrong-way driver
Three people died in two separate crashes involving a wrong-way driver over the weekend.
Early Saturday, a crash between two cars killed both drivers when they hit each other head-on as one traveled the wrong way on 600 S. The driver who entered I-15 the wrong way was not wearing a seat belt.
The later Saturday, a 29-year-old West Valley man died in another wrong-way crash around 11 p.m. at 6860 South Mountain View Corridor.
Over forty wrong-way crashes since Jan. 1
Since the beginning of the year, there have been 43 wrong-way crashes as of the morning of March 14. This includes one on I-15 in North Salt Lake when a wrong-way driver struck a motorcycle and two other vehicles near 2600 S. back on Feb. 20.
Utah Highway Patrol reports there has been an “epidemic” of wrong-way drivers recently.
KSL TV reports on how you can be alert for wrong-way drivers when you’re out and about.
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