UHP: 2 dead in wrong-way I-15 crash early Saturday morning

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 12, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatal crash which happened Saturday on Interstate 15 northbound at 600 South.

The UHP first confirmed the incident in a 5:37 a.m. Twitter post.

Corp. Mikki Vargas, UHP, told Gephardt Daily the crash occurred shorty after a wrong way driver entered the highway at the 600 South ramp.

“So they were traveling southbound in the northbound lanes,” Vargas said. “As they entered the freeway, they basically make it very far before the head-on collision happened.”

Each vehicle had only one occupant, and both people are now deceased, Vargas said. She could not confirm the genders of those killed, but said more information would be available soon.

All lanes were reopened by 9:30 p.m.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information is made available.


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