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Three dead and two injured following accident with semi truck on I-15
May 24, 2023, 5:30 PM | Updated: May 25, 2023, 11:52 am
(Photo credit: DPS)
FARR WEST, Utah — An accident involving a semi-truck left three people dead and two others seriously injured around 2:44 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The Utah Department of Public Safety said a red Nissan Altima, traveling northbound on I-15 near Farr West, hit a deer in the roadway and pulled to the right lane.
The Nissan was slowed when a Freightliner semi was in the same path of travel came up from behind. The driver of the semi did not see the Nissan in time to stop and crashed into the back of the vehicle.
As a result of the crash, three backseat passengers sustained fatal injuries and died on scene. DPS said that the driver and front seat passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver and passenger were transported to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Following the accident, multiple lanes of I-15 were blocked until 6:50 a.m.
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