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Semi-truck driver dead after Box Elder County crash

Nov 5, 2021, 8:03 PM | Updated: 8:27 pm
FILE (Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)...
FILE (Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)
(Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — One person has died after suffering a “fatal medical issue” while driving on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, resulting in a crash.

The incident happened at mile marker 386 around 1:40 p.m. Friday.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said a semi freightliner tractor truck was traveling southbound on I-15 when it went off the roadway and through a large ditch.

Troopers said the driver was unresponsive when they arrived on scene.

Emergency personnel attempted life-saving efforts, but the driver had passed away.

“The driver of the vehicle appeared to have suffered a fatal medical issue while driving,” read a press release from UHP.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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Semi-truck driver dead after Box Elder County crash