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Collision on I-15 kills Payson man; freeway now open

By McKenzie Romero, KSL | Posted - Mar 16th, 2018 @ 1:53pm


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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.

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.

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