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I-15 near Beaver reopened after multiple accidents, trooper hit while responding

By Katie Workman, KSL.com | Updated - Nov 29th, 2019 @ 6:29pm | Posted - Nov 29th, 2019 @ 4:51pm


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BEAVER — Interstate 15 in Beaver has reopened following significant slowdowns in both directions after multiple crashes in the area, authorities say.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Brady Zaugg explained to KSL that a semi initially hit a car near Beaver, and multiple car accidents occurred nearby. No injuries have been reported thus far, but this information may later change.

UDOT's traffic map initially showed four distinct incidents in the area.

UDOT has also confirmed that one lane of southbound I-15 remained closed following a crash 10 miles south of Beaver County for several hours, before being cleared at approximately 6:11 PM.

A press release from the Utah Highway Patrol stated that UHP Sgt. David Bairett responded to the accident at approximately 3:40 p.m., where he was attempting to slow southbound traffic when he was struck in a head-on vehicle collision.

Both Bairett and the driver of the other vehicle were uninjured despite speeds, and UHP cautioned drivers to slow down during inclement weather.

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