4-car crash forces closure of northbound I-15 at Port of Entry

Nov 4 2009 - 11:50pm

PERRY -- A four-car crash on northbound Interstate 15 near the Port of Entry has caused both northbound lanes to be shut down, and all vehicles to be re-routed through the Port of Entry.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said bridge construction had caused the vehicles to slow down on the freeway, and brought traffic down to one lane. A man, who appeared to be in his 30's, was driving a silver Buick Le Sabre, and hit the back end of a blue 1996 Oldsmobile in the left lane of traffic.

"He didn't brake until the last second," Perry said.

The collision forced the Oldsmobile into the back end of a Green Toyota Forerunner in front of it, while the Buick was sent into the left lane, where it collided with the back end of a rental truck.

Perry said the driver and passenger of the Oldsmobile, who were both in their 60's, had to be extricated from their vehicle. They were taken to the Brigham City Community Hospital in fair condition. The drivers of the rental truck and the Forerunner were treated and released at the scene of the accident.

The driver who caused the accident was arrested on the scene, Perry said, on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

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