BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, May 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A second person has died after a crash Tuesday on southbound Interstate 15 near Brigham City.
A single vehicle was traveling southbound in the area of mile post 365 in Box Elder County just after 5 p.m. when it left the roadway and struck a pole, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Chris Bishop told Gephardt Daily.
The car swerved to avoid a tire tread in the roadway, said a subsequent statement from UHP. The vehicle lost control, left the roadway to the right and struck a pole on the driver side.
“The male driver was killed in the crash,” the statement said. “The front female passenger was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The rear passenger was flown from the scene with critical, life threatening injuries.”
The two deceased individuals have not yet been identified.
Southbound I-15 was closed for a time to land medical helicopters and complete the investigation.
At 7 p.m., UHP tweeted: “Troopers are currently investigating multiple major crashes throughout the state this evening including a fatal crash in Box Elder County on I-15 at mile post 365.”
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.