FILLMORE, Utah, Nov. 18, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A Layton woman died early Saturday morning when the SUV she was riding in slipped on an icy road on Interstate 15 near Fillmore.
The 2004 Toyota Higlander was traveling north near mile post 140 at 4:05 a.m. when it approached a right hand curve, and slipped sideways to the left. The male driver overcorrected to the right, and the SUV left the roadway to the right.
“After leaving the roadway, the vehicle impacted a mountainside and began to roll,” a Utah Highway Patrol report says. “The vehicle rolled along the hillside and the 27-year-old female passenger was partially ejected and her head struck the rocks on the embankment. The car then continued off the right side of the roadway again and came to rest upside down, off the right side of the road, against the hillside.”
The woman, pronounced deceased on scene, has been identified as Hailey Buh from Layton, Utah.
The driver, a 33-year-old man from Layton, was transported to the Fillmore Hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.
Icy road conditions are being investigated as a possible contributor to the crash.