UHP identifies victim of I-15 crashes

UHP identifies victim of I-15 crashes

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SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a man who died after causing three accidents that brought Interstate 15 to a standstill Friday.

Troopers said 54-year-old Sheldon Taylor of Sandy hit several vehicles at 5500 South, several more at 7800 South and then slammed into the back of another car at 8500 South around 1 p.m.

Taylor then slammed into a concrete barrier -- displacing it 20 feet -- and rolled.

Taylor was taken to Intermountain Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The chain of events backed up traffic for at least 5 hours. Troopers said they believe he was driving between 80 and 90 miles per hour at the time of the accidents.

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