Interstate 15 crash July 5

Two people were injured in a crash on northbound Interstate 15 on Friday, July 5, 2019. One was flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition. 

SUNSET — At least one person is in critical condition following a crash that shut down northbound Interstate 15 near the Weber-Davis county line Friday.

At 9:52 a.m., a white passenger car was driving northbound on I-15 near Sunset when the car left its lane of travel and drove onto the shoulder, where it struck a concrete barrier, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The car bounced off the wall and re-entered the northbound lane where it was broadsided by a truck pulling a 5th wheel camper, UHP said. The truck and camper left the roadway on the left and struck the concrete barrier before coming to a stop.

When emergency personnel arrived, the car’s driver and passenger were unconscious and “life-saving measures took place,” UHP said. The driver of the car regained consciousness and was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The passenger remained unconscious and was flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital in critical condition.

UHP said impairment of the car’s driver is being investigated as a possible cause of the crash.

Reach city editor Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh.

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