NEPHI, Utah, Jan. 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is in critical condition after a crash on northbound Interstate 15 near Nephi early Thursday afternoon.
A Dodge Dakota Truck was traveling on I-15 near mile marker 230 at approximately 12:30 p.m. The road conditions were wet and it was raining, a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol said.
“The driver lost control and traveled through the median onto the southbound travel lanes,” the news release said. “The truck, now traveling perpendicular to the southbound traffic, struck a Ford Focus near the left front. This caused extensive damage to both vehicles.”
The male driver of the Ford was trapped in the vehicle, and it took “an extended time to get him out,” the news release said. He was wearing a seat belt, but sustained numerous serious injuries. He was transported to Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi, then taken to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. He is now in critical condition.
A female passenger of the Ford, who was wearing her seat belt, sustained a broken arm. Her child, who was in a car seat, sustained a collapsed lung. Both were transported to area hospitals.
The Dodge was occupied by a female driver and two small children. The driver, who was wearing in a seat belt, had only minor injuries and the children, who were in car seats, were not injured.