Child critically injured in 9 vehicle crash on I-15 in Weber County

Ogden accident. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

OGDEN, Utah, March 9, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash which critically injured a 3-year-old girl and closed traffic Wednesday morning on northbound Interstate 15 in Weber County.

UHP Sgt. Cameron Roden told Gephardt Daily nine vehicles were involved in the early morning crash which was reported just after 5 a.m.

The more serious of the crashes involved five vehicles. A Hyundai Genesis lost control to the left, and hit the center concrete barrier then came to rest facing the wrong way, says a statement issued later by the Utah Department of Public Safety.

Shortly after that, a Chrysler PT Cruiser over corrected to miss the Hyundai and also hit the center concrete barrier and came to rest sideways blocking lane one and two, the statement says. A Dodge Ram was unable to avoid the PT Cruiser, and hit the vehicle on the left driver side at the rear passenger door.

As the fourth vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, came around the corner and hit the Hyundai Genesis head on. The last vehicle, a Honda Civic, came around the corner and hit the PT Cruiser on the right passenger side.

The 3-year-old girl was extracated from the PT Cruiser was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital with critical injuries, as was one adult with other non life-threatening injuries. According to reports, the toddler was later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital.

Ogden accident. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

I-15 was closed northbound and reopened at about 7 am.

Roden said there were other injuries reported but none were considered life-threatening.

It is unclear if weather played a role in the crash, but Roden cautioned drivers that roads were slick and winter driving conditions would continue into Wednesday.

“We just keep advising drivers to use caution and just really slow those speeds,” Roden said, “in case they experience those icy patches.”

Traffic Camera: Utah Department of Transportation

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