Update: Officials ID semi driver killed in Box Elder County I-15 crash

The driver of a semi was pronounced deceased after the truck ran off Interstate 15 near milepost 386 on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Photo: Garland Fire Dept./Facebook

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 8, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) —  Officials have identified a semi driver who died Friday after his truck ran off Interstate 15 near mile post 386.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Nirdeep Shandel of Cathedral City, California, said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol.

Fielding Fire Department and Utah Highway Patrol responded to the scene at 1:43 p.m. after callers reported that the semi had run off the road and the driver was unconscious with no pulse, said a Garland Fire Department post on Facebook.

“Resuscitation efforts were made on scene but driver was pronounced deceased,” the post said. “Garland Fire assisted with fuel and Hazmat mitigation from the semi.”

Utah Highway Patrol, which is in charge of the investigation, released the following statement Friday night:

“The driver of the vehicle appeared to have suffered a fatal medical issue while driving. The vehicle went off the roadway to the right and through a large ditch.

“When troopers arrived on scene, the driver was unresponsive still in the driver seat. Troopers and EMS personnel provided life-saving measures, but the driver had passed away.”


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