One dead, three injured in crash on southbound I-15 near Nephi
Oct 29, 2023, 2:10 PM | Updated: 5:03 pm
(Utah Department of Public Safety)
NEPHI, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol said a person was killed on Sunday in a multi-car pileup on southbound I-15 in the Nephi area.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the UHP said traffic was diverted onto SR-28, and that the highway closure could last as long as five hours while an investigation continued.
Southbound I-15 is closed at mile marker 228 (Nephi area) for a serious crash. Long traffic delays are expected and the closure could last as long as 5 hours while crews investigate the crash. Traffic is being diverted onto SR-28. pic.twitter.com/ulTKUclxz0
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) October 29, 2023
According to the Department of Public Safety, the area of the crash is an active construction zone and there had been a previous crash that caused traffic to back up.
Then, a vehicle with four people was rear-ended. Officials said everybody in that vehicle was injured, and one person was killed.
Two people in the car that caused the crash were also injured.
After an investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol diverted traffic onto SR-28. By 4 p.m. on Sunday, southbound I-15 had reopened.
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