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One person killed in accident on northbound I-15

Mar 18, 2022, 7:57 PM
A crash on northbound I-15 near milepost 339 Friday afternoon claimed the life of one person. Photo credit: UDOT

RIVERDALE, Utah — An accident on northbound I-15 near milepost 339 claimed the life of one person Friday afternoon.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a Hyundai passenger car was traveling northbound near the Riverdale exit when debris from the southbound side of the freeway went over the median and struck the Hyundai. The UHP believes the debris was brake assembly. 

The debris went through the windshield and struck the driver. The driver, who has let be identified, suffered fatal injuries from the accident, according to the UHP.

According to traffic reports, the accident blocked the left lane. Delays extended as far south as Clearfield. 

The Utah Department of Transportation, on its website, stated the accident on northbound I-15 was expected to be cleared by 8 p.m. Friday night.

In Bluffdale, there was a crash on Bangerter Highway Friday afternoon that caused the eastbound lanes to be closed for a time at 2700 West. However, there were reports of heavy traffic in both directions. 

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