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Authorities Identify Victim Of Crash Involving Semitruck Hauling Pigs

Jan 4, 2019, 8:26 AM | Updated: 3:07 pm
Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety...
Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — One person died after a semitruck hauling pigs crossed the I-15 median and struck another vehicle, pushing it into a ravine Thursday night, officials said.

Officials identified the victim as Jaime DeMille, 41, of Cedar City.

Authorities responded to the crash six miles south of Cove Fort in Beaver County about 10:30 p.m. A rescue team reached the car in the ravine but found the DeMille dead on scene.

One person died after a semitruck hauling pigs crossed the I-15 median and struck another vehicle. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

One person died after a semitruck hauling pigs crossed the I-15 median and struck another vehicle. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the semi drifted off the left shoulder for an unknown reason. Authorities are investigating whether an illness or fatigue was a contributing factor.

When the truck drifted, it reportedly struck a Kia Optima, being driven by DeMille, that was traveling northbound. The truck and the Kia both went over the side of the northbound lanes shoulder and into the ravine. Both of the vehicles came to rest at the bottom of an approximately 100-foot embankment, according to DPS.

The Kia was occupied by only by DeMille, who sustained fatal injuries.

The driver and co-driver of the semi were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to authorities, there were approximately 160 pigs being transported on the semi’s trailer, and many of them were severely injured or killed during the crash. A few pigs survived unscathed.

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Authorities Identify Victim Of Crash Involving Semitruck Hauling Pigs