Semi-truck driver dead after Box Elder County crash
Nov 5, 2021, 8:03 PM | Updated: 8:27 pm
(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.
Serious crash on I-15 southbound at milepost 386 in Box Elder County. Motorist may experience lane restrictions for investigation and cleanup. pic.twitter.com/epMb1SGUhq
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) November 5, 2021
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.