Driver dead after NB I-15 accident near Orem

Utah Highway Patrol vehicle. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

OREM, Utah, Sept. 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is dead after a crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 15 near Orem.

The man, alone in a Chevy truck, steered through the gore area for northbound exit 272 off-ramp, “but lost control and hit the concrete barrier on the right shoulder of the ramp,” a Utah Highway Patrol statement says.

“The driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected in the collision.”

The truck continued down the barrier for several hundred feet before coming to a stop in the emergency lane, the statement says.

“The adult male driver sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene,” the UHP statement says. “Intermittent lane closures were in place during the investigation and cleanup of the scene.”

The accident happened at about 5:53 a.m. The crash closed a lane of traffic for about three hours, causing heavy delays during the morning commute.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.


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