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Utah man killed after semitrailer drifts across freeway, crashes

By Ashley Imlay, KSL | Updated - Dec 17th, 2018 @ 11:59pm | Posted - Dec 17th, 2018 @ 10:21pm


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BOUNTIFUL — A truck driver died Monday night after crossing a freeway off-ramp and crashing, officials said.

The accident occurred while the man, who was northbound on I-15 in Bountiful, drifted across the roadway, crossing the on-ramp and continuing off the shoulder where his semitrailer struck a support for an overhead sign, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Mike McKay said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died, McKay said.

Troopers believe the crash was caused by a medical incident based on the way the vehicle traveled across the road, according to the lieutenant.

According to UHP, investigators do not yet know whether the man died as a result of the crash or the medical incident.

The man's name was not immediately released pending notification of family members but McKay said he was from the Salt Lake Valley.

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