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I-15 northbound reopens near Willard Bay after fatal auto-pedestrian crash



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WILLARD — A man died when he was hit by a semitruck on I-15 northbound near Willard Bay Friday morning, officials said.

The man walked into the right lane in front of the semitruck, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street. His name has not yet been released.

The crash took place about 5:15 a.m., according to troopers.

All lanes of northbound traffic were closed after the crash, with traffic being rerouted off the freeway. The freeway reopened about 8:25 a.m., according to troopers.

A black car with California license plates was parked in an emergency lane on the right side of the highway near where the impact occurred, troopers said in a news release. Authorities found information about the man in the car, according to the release, and said it is likely the man died by suicide.

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Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

Suicide prevention resources
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Crisis Hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-691-5433
  • Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

Warning signs of suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

What to do if you see warning signs of suicide

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Linda Williams is KSL.com's early morning web producer. She joined KSL.com in 1997 after many years at KSL TV. Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Brigham Young University and now calls Idaho home.

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