Traffic impacted after semi-truck crashes on I-15, killing driver
Aug 23, 2021, 4:40 PM | Updated: Aug 24, 2021, 7:46 am
(Utah Department of Transportation)
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A semi-truck driver has died after the vehicle crashed into a wall on Interstate 15 in Pleasant Grove.
The incident happened near Pleasant Grove Boulevard just after 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Driver Alert: There is a crash SB I-15 at PG Blvd (MP 276) in Pleasant Grove. Expect delays in the area now and through the PM commute. Check the UDOT Traffic App or @waze before travel. @UDOTRegionthree @UtahTrucking @UtahDOT pic.twitter.com/KWXM0r2swL
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) August 23, 2021
Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said a tire blew on the semi-truck, sending the vehicle into the left wall.
As a result, the driver was ejected and died on scene.
The four left lanes on southbound I-15 were shut down for several hours while crews investigated and cleared the crash.
The driver’s name has not been released.