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UHP responds to fatal crash on NB I-15 in Orem

Sep 7, 2021, 8:15 AM | Updated: 8:28 am

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

OREM, Utah — One person was killed in a crash on northbound Interstate 15 in Orem, according to Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred near the 1600 North offramp Tuesday morning after the driver cut across the exit’s gore area.

Roden said the victim was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle after hitting the right wall.

The vehicle continued down the offramp, hitting the wall multiple times.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

Authorities responded to six fatal crashes over Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of the deadliest 100 days on Utah’s roads.

State troopers reported an increase in the number of tickets issued for drivers going more than 100 mph and said road aggression is on the rise.

Four people were killed on Utah’s highways while two more people were killed in crashes in Ogden and Riverton.

“It’s tough for families to have to deal with that after a holiday weekend,” Roden said. “It’s disappointing for us, especially when we have so many additional patrols out there, trying to make sure people are safe.”

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UHP responds to fatal crash on NB I-15 in Orem