FARMINGTON - The northbound on-ramp from Interstate 15 to Highway 89 will be closed for several hours until crews can clean up asphalt spilled from a dump truck rollover.
A 14-wheeler dump truck heading north on the freeway near Farmington veered right onto the on-ramp at 10:10 a.m. Monday and rolled on its side, as witnessed by this Standard-Examiner reporter.
The white truck hit the metal part of the guard rail and then bumped into the concrete guard rails as it flipped onto the passenger side, crushing the cab and dumping asphalt onto the on-ramp.
Cars and trucks stopped on I-15 and people jumped out to help the passenger and the driver out of the dump truck.
A Flying J semi-truck with a trailer stopped on the on-ramp. Other vehicles also stopped. Emergency crews arrived within minutes, closing the on-ramp.
The on-ramp was scattered with debris, including a blown tire, from the dump truck.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Shane J. Nordfelt said the investigation will take several hours "because we have a couple of stories of what happened."
UHP has not released the name of the truck driver or the passenger.
Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow