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KANARRAVILLE, Iron County — Two people were injured in a crash near Kanarraville on Monday evening that shut down northbound I-15 for about an hour, according to authorities.
The crash occurred just north of Kanarraville on I-15 near Bumblebee Springs Road, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street.
A black Jeep Wrangler was northbound in I-15 when a semitruck going about 75 mph rear-ended the Jeep, which was traveling slower than the semitruck.
It’s possible the Jeep was driving slowly on the shoulder of the road when it might have merged in front of the semitruck for an unknown reason, according to UHP officials.
The collision caused the Jeep to go off the shoulder and roll. Both the man and woman in the Jeep were transported via medical helicopter to a hospital, troopers said.
Both occupants of the Jeep required extrication and one was critically injured while the other was in serious condition, troopers said. Everyone involved in the crash wore a seat belt.
The semitruck's driver was uninjured in the incident.
The semitruck was not hauling a trailer, troopers said.
Northbound I-15 shut down for about an hour and lanes had reopened as of 8:20 p.m.
The crash is under investigation.