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Courtney Orton Reporting This morning a young man has died after he was thrown from his SUV on I-15 last night.
He has been identified as 19-year-old Aldin Muric of West Valley.
Troopers say they don't believe drugs and alcohol were involved but say two bald tires and speed were factors in the crash. They also say the accident would have been far less severe had the driver and one of the passengers been wearing their seat belts.
Sgt. Anthony Carubba said, "Unfortunately these are the kind of incidences that we have; people being ejected from vehicles and seriously injured when they don't have their seat belts on and are involved in a crash."
Troopers say Muric was driving the SUV south on I-15 from Davis County when he lost control around 2600 North. The SUV hit the median and flipped into northbound traffic. Muric and one of the passengers were ejected from the car.
The driver was revived at the scene then transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he later died. He and the passenger were not wearing seat belts.
Another passenger was wearing his safety belt and suffered only minor injuries.
"Please wear your seat belts," Sgt. Carrubba said. "Please make sure your children are properly restrained in their car seats. There's really no excuse not to wear one."
Troopers also recommend that drivers get their tires checked regularly.