KAYSVILLE --Two accidents on Interstate 15 late Wednesday kept troopers busy and traffic backed up for hours.
The first accident happened about 8:15 p.m. when a Honda crashed near mile post 329 near Kaysville, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper.
It appears a male passenger in the vehicle jerked the steering wheel from the female driver causing the car to veer, partially roll, flip on its side and then come to rest on its wheels, said Hopper
Troopers had to close down lanes to bring in a medical helicopter for the male passenger. He was flown to an area hospital and the woman was transported by ambulance to another hospital.
The second crash occurred about 9:10 p.m. as traffic was backed up on I-15, due to the earlier crash.
At mile post 328, a semi truck was traveling in the far right lane, at approximately 40 mph, said Hopper.
A Ford Ranger, occupied by a male driver who was alone, came up behind the semi at high speed. The Ranger hit the rear end of the semi, crushing the driver side of the Ranger and pinning the driver inside, Hopper said.
Fire personnel extricated the driver and he was flown to Ogden Regional hospital in extremely critical condition. The driver of the semi was not injured. Speed and inattentiveness appear to be the primary contributors in the crash, said Hopper.
The names of those injured in the crashes was not released. Investigations into the two crashes are continuing and no charges have been filed.
Traffic was delayed near the crash sites for about three hours.