FARR WEST -- An Ogden man has died as the result of a multi-car crash on Interstate 15 Tuesday. 

Casey Davenport, a 33-year-old Ogden resident, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition following the eight-car crash and was later pronounced dead, according to a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol. 

Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, the crash occurred on the interstate near milepost 349, according to a tweet from the Utah Department of Transportation.

Police say Davenport was in the number three lane of the northbound lanes of I-15 when traffic slowed and the driver attempted to move into the lane to the left to avoid the stopped traffic, according to the press release. 

Davenport's car was then hit by a semitrailer, and the vehicle then hit "several" other cars during the crash. 

Police say Davenport was ejected from his car and was not wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. 

A driver of another vehicle involved in the crash was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but her condition was later upgraded to stable. She is expected to recover. 

Other injuries were reported, but were said to be non-life threatening.

Several lanes of northbound I-15 were closed in the hours after the crash while investigators could map and clear the scene. 

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl or email him at jscholl@standard.net

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