NEPHI — A 25-year-old man died in a crash on I-15 in Nephi Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The crash took place about 6:30 a.m. on I-15 northbound about a mile north of Nephi, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release.
The man, who was not identified, was driving north in a 2005 Nissan truck and for an unknown reason swerved left into the median, the release said. The truck rolled several times before coming to a stop in the southbound travel lanes.
The man was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck, the release says. Lane travel and speed are suspected as contributing factors in the crash, UHP said.
Troopers are on scene of a fatal crash at MM 225 I-15 NB. Part of the crash ended up in the SB lanes. All freeway traffic NB & SB at that location is temporarily being diverted through Nephi. Please plan for minor delays transiting the area. pic.twitter.com/jENaIOi1az— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) November 11, 2020
Traffic in both directions was diverted off the freeway and through Nephi for about three hours while troopers investigated the crash, but the area has since been cleared.