One person killed in wrong-way head-on collision on I-15 near Beck Street

Feb 1, 2023, 6:19 AM | Updated: 9:55 am
A man died early Wednesday morning when he was hit by a driver going the the wrong way on I-15 near...
A man is dead after being hit by a car driving the wrong way on I-15 in Salt Lake City Feb. 1, 2023.

SALT LAKE CITY — A driver died early Wednesday morning when police said he was hit by another driver going the wrong way on I-15 near the Salt Lake/Davis County line.

According to Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol, a driver got onto the freeway going southbound in northbound lanes when it hit another car head-on. 

The victim, who was traveling in the right direction and wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The wrong-way driver was transported in a life-threatening condition and has since been upgraded to a serious-non-life-threatening condition.

The UHP is investigating if alcohol impairment was involved

I-15 northbound was closed at 2300 North for approximately 2 hours. It reopened around 7 a.m.

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One person killed in wrong-way head-on collision on I-15 near Beck Street