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Box Elder County Triple Fatal (Updated)

Wednesday March 29, 2023

On Monday, March 27, 2023, at about 12:00 pm, Troopers responded to a five-vehicle crash that involved multiple fatalities northbound on I-15 at milepost 352.  A preliminary investigation showed traffic was slow in the area due to crews clearing a jackknifed semi two miles north from a crash earlier that morning. For an unknown reason, a semi-truck (Volvo) pulling a single trailer failed to recognize the slower traffic and struck the back of a Ford passenger car that was traveling ahead of it. The Ford passenger car was sent into a Nissan van that went off the left side of the road. The ford continued and crashed into the semi’s trailer that initially hit them. The initial semi continued north and crashed into the rear of another semi (Freightliner), pulling double trailers. The impact from that crash pushed the trailer of the Freightliner into the next lane, where it struck another semi (Freightliner), pulling a single trailer. The male driver and female passenger of the Ford and the semi-driver of the Volvo all died as a result of the crash. All other injuries were minor and did not require transport. I-15 northbound was blocked for over five hours as crews investigated and cleared the scene.

Volvo Semi Driver (Fatal): Bogdan  Jutrznia Age: 63 From: Burlington, ONT

Ford V-Max Driver (Fatal): Lewis H Tarrant Age: 76 From: Seattle, WA

Ford V-Max Passenger (Fatal): Eileen C Riordan Age: 72 From Seattle, WA

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