1 dead in 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 15

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 12:01 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah High Patrol is investigating a fatal Interstate 15 crash that caused intermittent closures and delays.

A driver collided with the back of a van parked in the emergency lane on Sunday afternoon. The impact caused the van to catch fire and pushed it across six lanes of southbound traffic.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Mary Kay Lucas told the Deseret News that the driver of the van died instantly and the Toyota driver broke some bones. She said there isn't much left of the van.

Lucas told the Daily Herald that the fire consumed the entire vehicle. It's unclear whether the unidentified victim is male or female.

The Toyota driver was treated at the hospital and released.

I-15 was fully reopened about six hours after the crash.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast