OREM, Utah, May 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified a 60-year-old man who died after a single-car rollover crash in Orem Thursday morning.
The deceased has been identified as John R. Homer from Salt Lake City, a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol said.
UHP spokesman Lt. Todd Royce told Gephardt Daily the incident occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. at milepost 272 at 1200 North and the freeway was shut down in that area.
Royce said troopers received reports of a reckless driver in a Hyundai Santa Fe travelling southbound.
“It had been called in as a reckless for being unable to stay in his lane,” the news release issued Thursday evening said. “A trooper was preparing to make the stop, but had not activated his emergency lights. The Santa Fe hit the right concrete wall and started to roll.”
The single male occupant was ejected and landed in the far right exit only lane. He died on scene, Royce said.
The vehicle continued another 300 feet south down the roadway, coming to rest against the left concrete barrier.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, Royce added.
Debris was scattered across I-15 and investigators worked to document the evidence before the freeway reopened.
It’s not known at this time whether the victim was wearing a seatbelt.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.