Pa. couple killed in I-15 crash

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Courtesy: Utah Department of Public Safety
Courtesy: Utah Department of Public Safety

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A Pennsylvania couple was killed in a crash on Interstate 15 in Washington County Sunday.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a semitrailer was traveling north near Pintura around 5 p.m. when the driver approached an area where traffic was backed up due to construction and a lane closure. The driver was going too fast and lost control while trying to avoid the stopped cars.

That's when the rear trailer swerved into the southbound lanes and struck a white Kia SUV head on. The couple in the Kia, Russell and Emelda Welsh, died on scene.

Traffic in both directions was closed for some time while crews cleaned up the wreck.

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