Two people are dead and three others were injured in a multivehicle crash on I-15 near Kaysville on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)
KAYSVILLE — Two people are dead and three others were injured Tuesday in a multivehicle crash on southbound I-15 at Burton Lane, according to Utah Highway Patrol.
At about 8:30 p.m. a catering company vehicle lost a load of its canvas bags onto the freeway and two cars began to come to a stop for the debris, UHP said in a news release. A green Ford F-250 collided into a red Toyota Prius from California, which then struck a silver Chevy Malibu.
The occupants of the Prius, and man and woman, were fatally injured and died at the scene. A man was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital in critical condition, according to the release. The occupants of the Malibu were transported by ambulance in serious condition, UHP Sgt. Cameron Roden said.
The driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries in the crash and was arrested for a DUI, according to the release.
Southbound I-15 was closed and traffic was being diverted off 200 North towards U.S. Highway 89, Roden said, but UHP said an HOV lane was opened at 10:45 p.m.
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The Utah Department of Transportation estimated delays higher than 15 minutes as of 11 p.m. Tuesday with no estimated clearance time. The investigation is still ongoing with the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigations and the Multi-Discipline Collision Investigation Team, Roden said.
For more information regarding the road closure and clearance, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s traffic map at udottraffic.utah.gov.