UHP releases name of driver who died in I-15 crash near Tremonton

The driver of a car died and his female passenger was critically injured when the car struck the rear of a semi on I-15 near Tremonton on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

TREMONTON, Utah, Sept. 21, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have released the name of the driver who died when his vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer Friday on Interstate 15.

Utah Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as John Hallum, 75, of Caldwell, Idaho.

The crash happened at about 12:10 p.m. Friday near milepost 374, UHP Cpl. Chris Bishop told Gephardt Daily.

“There was construction in the area, and the weather was a factor, too,” Bishop said. He added that traffic was heavy because of an earlier crash.

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Bishop said the car struck the back of the semitrailer, fatally injuring the male driver.

A female passenger was critically injured and was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter. Her name has not been released and no information was available Saturday regarding her condition.

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