UHP investigating whether crash on I-15 in Lehi is linked to alcohol
Nov 15, 2023, 7:50 PM | Updated: 9:31 pm
(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.
Heads up NB I-15 up into Lehi Wednesday night, a big crash has been blocking multiple lanes at 600E, north of Lehi/Main St. Police say all lanes should be re-opened before 8 p.m. pic.twitter.com/RADr3AymaK
— KSL Traffic Center (@KSLTraffic) November 16, 2023
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.