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Utah County I-15, Mile Post 278, Fatal Crash

Sunday May 19, 2024

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 0051 hours, Utah County Troopers received information of a single-vehicle crash head-on into the crash attenuator on I-15 northbound near mile marker 278 (Pioneer Crossing Off-Ramp). For an unknown reason, the vehicle drifted right, from the left lanes and crashed into the attenuator. The vehicle was a White Ram 1500 and was driven by a male. The Ram caught fire from the impact and was fully engulfed when fire and EMS arrived on scene. They suppressed the fire quickly enough to extricate the driver out of the vehicle, in serious life-threatening condition. EMS requested air transport and Life Flight responded. The driver was transported by air with diminishing conditions. Hospital staff contacted investigators and advised the driver\’s injuries were not survivable. All northbound traffic was shut down for two hours and diverted off 500 East.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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