75-year-old man killed in rollover crash on I-15 near Holden

A 75-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash on southbound Interstate 15 near Holden Monday morning. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

HOLDEN, Utah, Aug. 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 75-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 15 near Holden Monday morning.

A news release from Utah Highway Patrol said the deceased is Fred E. Baker, of Deer Lodge, Montana.

The crash occurred at mile post 179 at approximately 7:20 a.m., the statement said.

“The driver of a Ford RV conversion vehicle was traveling south on I-15 when he lost control and began weaving back and forth across the roadway,” the news release said. “The vehicle left the road to the right and the driver began to steer back to the left, causing the vehicle to roll one time and come to rest on its wheels.”

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No other motorists observed the crash, but a passerby stopped to check on the vehicle and found the driver deceased in the driver’s seat.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.

“Troopers later learned that this same driver was contacted by Juab County deputies Sunday evening in Nephi due to a medical incident,” the news release said. “The driver refused transportation to a medical facility for additional observation.”

Based on that information, and the extended accident scene, it is suspected that a medical incident occurred again, leading to the driver going off the roadway, officials said.

A 75-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash on southbound Interstate 15 near Holden Monday morning. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

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