Two drivers killed in wrong-way crash on I-215 in Holladay

Two drivers are dead after a wrong-way driver collided with oncoming traffic on Interstate 215 in Holladay on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

HOLLADAY, Utah, Jan. 24, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wrong-way crash on Interstate 215 in Holladay.

According to the UHP, an 80-year-old female driver was heading west on eastbound I-215 when she hit three vehicles, one of them head-on.

The 20-year-old female driver of the car hit head-on died at the scene, while the woman who was headed the wrong way was critically injured, the UHP said.

The Utah Highway Patrol later confirmed that the 80-year-old woman also had died from her injuries.

The driver of one of the other vehicles was also hurt, although the extent of her injuries is unclear.

A social media post from someone who witnessed the crash says the driver drove up an off-ramp at 6200 South, headed the wrong direction at highway speeds.

Crash investigators are expected to be on scene for a couple more hours.

“Please find an alternate route and be aware of first responders and tow trucks in the area,” a UHP tweet said.┬áThe accident was first reported just before 1:45 p.m.

Gephardt Daily will have additional information as it becomes available.


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