Syracuse woman dead after I-15 crash in Midvale

A 31-year-old Syracuse woman died Saturday morning after a single-car crash on I-15 in Midvale. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

MIDVALE, Utah, March 24, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 31-year-old Syracuse woman is dead after a single-car accident early Saturday on Interstate 15.

Officers were alerted to the accident at about 1 a.m., and responded to the scene, near 8400 South on southbound I-15.

“It looks like the car drifted to the right, then went to the left, then went head-on into the left barrier there in the median,” Sgt. Nick Bricker, Utah Highway Patrol, told Gephardt Daily.

“She died at the hospital. It doesn’t appear she was wearing a seatbelt.”

The car was not severely damaged. Bricker said the use of a seatbelt makes a major difference during a crash.

“Seatbelts keep you from bouncing around,” he said. “Even if you drove your car at 30 mph, how your body would move around in the car. Your body is still traveling at 30 mph and you hit that solid object. You’re being vaulted at 30 mph into your windshield or into somewhere else if you’re not restrained. And I’m sure she was probably going more than 30 mph.”

A major accident investigation team examined evidence to try and determine a cause for the accident. Impairment is being considered as a possible cause, Bricker said.


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