SPANISH FORK — A Payson man was killed in a crash between two trucks Friday morning.
A small pickup truck was heading north on I-15 between Spanish Fork and Payson about 5:40 a.m. when the driver lost control and went into the median, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce said.
The pickup vaulted over a barrier in the median, rolled and went into the southbound lanes, where it was broadsided in the center lane by a semitrailer, Royce said.
SB I-15 is CLOSED at 8000 South in Spanish Fork. All traffic forced to exit as an accident is blocking all lanes of travel and a medical helicopter will be arriving on scene. pic.twitter.com/ecZWVFXNdY— Heather Kelly (@KSLHeatherKelly) March 16, 2018
The driver of the pickup, Kevin Miller, 50, died due to injuries, Royce said. The driver of the semitrailer was hospitalized in fair condition.
Investigators are looking into what caused the crash, including the possibility that black ice was involved, Royce said. Black ice had been reported in the area and contributed to "numerous" traffic accidents Friday morning.
The collision closed all southbound lanes of I-15 at 8000 South in Spanish Fork. The freeway reopened about 9:30 a.m.
TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨: Semi vs car on SB I-15 at 8000 S., Spanish Fork. SB I-15 is CLOSED, traffic diverted off the exit. UHP says one person in extremely critical condition. Follow @haleysmithKSL for updates. @KSL5TV#KSLAM#Utahpic.twitter.com/2mnptQ3H7n— Shara Park (@KSLSharaPark) March 16, 2018