WEBER COUNTY — A total of three people were sent to local hospitals after a plane crash occurred in Weber County near Roy along Interstate 15.
Online dispatch records show that at 3:25 p.m. police and medical crews were sent to the scene near 1500 W. 4450 South in Roy.
During a Facebook Live video, Roy Police Officer Stuart Hackworth said a single-engine aircraft crashed near Airport Road and 4500 South in Roy.
Two men were inside the airplane when it went down, and both suffered serious injuries, with one being flown to a hospital via helicopter, according to Hackworth. He added that a resident who tried to help those in the airplane suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.
In a later Facebook post, the Roy Police Department said the two in the airplane were listed in critical condition when they were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. The post also said that officials from the Federal Aviation Administration were at the scene to investigate the crash.
The Utah Highway Patrol said in a tweet that southbound lanes of I-15 would be closed “until further notice” and encouraged drivers to use Interstate 84 instead. Those already in I-15 southbound lanes at the time of the crash were diverted to I-84. Around 6:15 p.m., two southbound lanes of I-15 were reopened, according to UDOT. Two lanes of I-15 were closed through the evening and into the night.
Hackworth said Airport Road would be closed between 4400 South and 4800 South as well, with no estimation Sunday when it would reopen.
On July 26, 2017, four people were killed after their airplane crashed on I-15 near Riverdale. The crash claimed the lives of Perry and Sarah Huffaker, along with Layne and Diana Clarke; all four were Weber County residents. The four were departing the Ogden-Hinckley Airport and on their way to West Yellowstone, Montana, when the aircraft crashed in the northbound lanes of the interstate.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently concluded its investigation into the crash and published a final report. However, investigators could not find an official cause for the crash other than the pilot having issues during takeoff.