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Accident in Tremonton claims one life, injures six others

Sep 7, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:27 am

The car involved in the Tremonton accident....

The aftermath of the crash that claimed the life of one woman in Tremonton, Utah. (Utah Department of Public Safety)

(Utah Department of Public Safety)

TREMONTON, Utah — An accident involving a semi-truck claimed the life of a woman in her 20s and injured four children and two other adults in Tremonton on Tuesday.

Sgt. Cameron Roden of the Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened on NB I-15 at the Tremonton exit 377 at about 5:30 p.m.

Roden said the UHP got a call about a reckless vehicle going very slowly on the freeway. Troopers made contact with the driver off the freeway, but the driver then got back on I-15 and started driving recklessly again, according to Sgt. Roden.

The car was hit from behind by a semi-truck. Troopers believe the car was partially on and off the road at the time it was hit. Upon impact, it rolled off to the right.

Roden said a passenger of the car, a woman believed to be about 27, was ejected and “sustained serious injuries on scene after being ejected and was transported to the hospital and later died at the hospital.”

A 3-year-old was also ejected and transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Roden said there were five people in the car aside from the woman and the 3-year-old; an adult man who was driving and three other children who were passengers. The man and three other children all suffered minor injuries from the crash.

The semi-truck driver also had minor injuries.

Roden said an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Accident in Tremonton claims one life, injures six others