Multiple accidents slow evening commute in Utah County

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PROVO -- Utah County drivers had a tough commute home Friday night. Several accidents caused miles of backup in the southbound lanes of I-15 in Provo.

The most recent accident occurred near the University Parkway exit. Utah Highway Patrol troopers say the driver of a pickup truck didn't see traffic slowing in front of him until it was too late.

The truck hit the vehicle in front of him. This caused a chain reaction of accidents with vehicles whose drivers did not have time to react.

One person was flown to the hospital; all others involved received minor injures.

A separate accident at mile marker 261 near the Springville exit proved deadly earlier Friday afternoon.

Three adults and two children were in the car when it rolled. UHP troopers say a 50-year-old woman died in the crash, and everyone else was injured.

The children, ages 5 and 7, were flown to Primary Children's Medical Center.

Troopers have not yet released the names of those involved in that accident. They are investigating the cause.

Tune into KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/1160AM when you're on the road for the latest traffic updates.


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