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Two Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-215

One woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on I-215 Friday afternoon. (Dan Rascon/KSL TV)

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Two women were killed after a wrong-way crash on eastbound Interstate 215’s south belt, according to Sergeant Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol.

Street said a woman in her 80s entered I-215 going the wrong way at the 3300 or 3900 South off-ramp.

The woman was driving against traffic for around three or four miles and clipped two vehicles before crashing into another car, troopers said.

The driver of the second vehicle was a woman in her 20s; Street said she died at the scene of the crash.

The wrong-way driver was transported to an area hospital where she later died.

Troopers closed eastbound I-215 lanes near 2000 East and 6200 South through Friday evening to investigate and process the scene. I-215 lanes have since reopened.

“At this time we don’t necessarily expect impairment we will gather the evidence to rule that out, but we believe with the age of the individual that entered the freeway the wrong way in their 80s, it may be a situation where they were confused about how to properly get on the interstate,” Street told KSL TV’s Dan Rascon. “If you are a person that has an elderly relative or friend that still getting behind that wheel that might be at that point that it is a little scary for the rest of us please have that conversation with them it might be for the best.”

UHP Update On Fatal I-215 Crash Near 2300 East

LIVE UPDATE: A deadly crash on EB I-215 at about 2300 East has completely shut down all EB lanes.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Friday, 24 January 2020

EB I-215 South CLOSED Due To Fatal Crash

LIVE: EB I-215 South belt lanes are CLOSED near 2300 East due to a fatal wrong-way crash. Avoid the area.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Friday, 24 January 2020

This is a developing story. It will be updated if new information becomes available.

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