Truck driver in critical condition after 'medical incident' leads to crash on I-15, UHP says


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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Authorities say motorists stopped to perform CPR on a semitruck driver who had a medical episode that caused them to crash into freeway barrier on southbound I-15 Thursday afternoon.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said the truck driver was hauling gravel when the truck drove onto the right side barrier and came to a stop near 2700 South. Other motorists stopped to render aid until emergency crews responded to the scene.

The driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The KSL Traffic Center reported the crash about 12:20 p.m. Three right lanes were closed as crews worked to clear the scene and clean up a fuel spill from the semitruck, authorities said. It has caused some backup near the state Route 201 and I-15 interchange, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

By 2:30 p.m., all lanes were reopened.

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Carter Williams is a reporter who covers general news, local government, outdoors, history and sports for KSL.com.

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