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Woman dies after 'chain reaction crash' on I-15 in Roy

Woman dies after 'chain reaction crash' on I-15 in Roy

(Utah Department of Public Safety)

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ROY — One woman is dead after a "chain reaction crash" on I-15 southbound Thursday at 5600 South in Roy.

Janica Lee McCloud, 42, of Roy, died at Ogden Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained during the crash. She was airlifted from the scene in critical condition after the wreck, which involved five vehicles and occurred about 2:50 p.m. Thursday.

Five others were treated for minor injuries in area hospitals, according to a news release from the Utah Department of Public Safety.

The wreck closed southbound I-15 and caused major disruptions for over 90 minutes. The release said the accident came amidst "heavy traffic" and multiple vehicles "following too close."

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