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UHP investigating whether crash on I-15 in Lehi is linked to alcohol

Nov 15, 2023, 7:50 PM | Updated: 9:31 pm

State trooper car UHP. A crash north of Santaquin has closed all lanes....

A crash north of Santaquin in Utah County has closed all lanes.(Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

LEHI, Utah — A crash on southbound I-15 in Lehi on Wednesday night may be linked to drunk driving.

In a text to KSL, the Utah Highway Patrol confirmed that a car traveling at a high rate of speed “hit the right wall” near milepost 280 and then entered the flow of traffic again, hitting a semi-truck.

UHP Sgt. Cam Roden said the semi continued without stopping. The driver of the vehicle, a Chevy Malibu, was in critical condition. The UHP said that person had to be extricated from their vehicle.

Three lanes were closed by the crash, leading to significant delays.

Roden confirmed that alcohol is a potential contributing factor.

Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

This story may be updated.

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UHP investigating whether crash on I-15 in Lehi is linked to alcohol