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Washington County Serious Crash (Pictures) (UPDATED)

Monday April 1, 2024

Updated 4/3/24 at 10:00 am:
The 46-year-old male driver of the Toyota later died at the hopital due to his injuries.

Initial Information:
On Sunday, March 31, 2024, at about 11:55 pm, a gray Toyota Sequoia was traveling southbound on I-15 near mile marker 32. A deer ran out in front of it, causing the driver to swerve after hitting the deer. The vehicle rolled multiple times, through the median, coming to rest in the northbound lanes. As the driver of the Sequoia was exiting the vehicle, a northbound Land Rover SUV struck him. The northbound lanes were bloced by the crashed vehicles.

The Sequoia driver sustained critical injuries and was transported via life flight to a local hospital. The Toyota had another adult passenger and three child passengers. They were all transported via ambulance with moderate to serious injuries. The Land Rover remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. There were four adult occupants in the Land Rover with minor injuries reported among them but none were transported.

I-15 northbound was closed for approximately 4 hours druing the investigation and scene cleanup. Traffic was diverted off of exit 31, then right back on the on-ramp.

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