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Triple Fatal Crash near Farr West (updated)

Wednesday May 24, 2023

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at approximately 2:44 am, a red Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on I-15 at milepost 349 near Farr West, UT. The Altima was traveling in the left lane when it hit a deer in the roadway. The driver pulled to the right and stopped or was moving slowly blocking the right lane. A short time later, a white Freightliner semi approached the Altima and did not see it in time before running into the back of it. The crash blocked multiple lanes of I-15, and all traffic was closed at 2700 North Northbound being diverted towards highway 89. The Nissan had five occupants. The three backseat passengers all sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver and front seat passenger sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.  All lanes opened at about 6:50 am.

Nissan Rear Passenger (Fatal): Tira  Hanchor Age: 70 From:  Enid, OK

Nissan Rear Passenger (Fatal): Ekar  Hanchor Age: 64 From: Enid, OK

Nissan Rear Passenger (Fatal): minor Female Age: 17 From: Marshall Islands

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Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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