Woman Critically Injured, Extricated After Crash With Semi On I-15

Apr 8, 2020, 5:12 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2022, 11:14 pm
Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol...
Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

DRAPER, Utah — A woman was critically injured and required extrication after she was involved in a crash with a semi-trailer on northbound I-15, according to Utah Highway Patrol troopers.

The crash occurred just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on I-15 near 11400 South.

Officials said a 43-year-old woman was traveling northbound on I-15 in a red Honda Civic when she began exiting the freeway at 11400 South. She then made a “last-minute decision” to get back on the freeway and was stuck traveling in the shoulder.

Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

A semi-truck carrying heavy loads of rocks was traveling in the right lane, noticed the car, and began moving to the shoulder to avoid a crash.

Officials said the woman was pinned in between the cement barrier and the semi-trailer and required extrication. Life Flight was called out by fire and paramedic personnel, landed on the freeway, and later transported the woman to a Wasatch Front area hospital in critical condition.

Northbound I-15 was temporarily closed due to the crash.

Troopers said they were diverting traffic at 11400 South. The Utah Department of Transportation estimated the highway would reopen by 6 p.m.

LIVE: There is major traffic along NB I-15 near 11400 South in Draper. At least two right lanes have been blocked off.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

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Woman Critically Injured, Extricated After Crash With Semi On I-15