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All lanes reopened on northbound I-15 in Roy after crash that left 1 in critical condition

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jul. 5, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 5, 2019 at 12:47 p.m.

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ROY — All lanes have reopened on northbound I-15 after they were briefly shut down due to a crash in Roy.

One person was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash, officials said.

The crash took place at 9:52 a.m. on I-15 near 5600 South in Roy, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

A passenger car that was heading north went off the right side of the road and struck a concrete barrier, according to UHP. The car bounced off the wall and back into a traffic lane, where a pickup truck that was hauling a fifth-wheel trailer crashed into it, UHP said.

The truck went off the left side of the road and hit a concrete barrier, according to UHP.

The two people in the car were unconscious, and responders at the scene performed life-saving measures. The driver regained consciousness and was taken to a hospital. The passenger remained unconscious and was flown to a hospital via a medical helicopter. That person was in critical condition, according to UHP.

Impairment is being investigated as a possible factor for the driver of the car, according to UHP.

Traffic was backed up into Clearfield, and drivers were being forced to exit at 650 North, according to KSL Newsradio’s Heather Kelly.

By 10:45 a.m., the left-most lane of the roadway had reopened, but there were still heavy delays in the area, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. All lanes reopened shortly after 12:30 p.m., UDOT said.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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