ACCIDENTS & INJURIES

2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-15 near Beaver

Dec 12, 2022, 1:32 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 2:47 pm

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FILE (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

BEAVER, Utah — Two people were killed in a head-on collision on I-15 Sunday, which state troopers say was caused by a wrong-way driver who may have been impaired.

At 6:22 p.m., the Utah Highway Patrol received multiple calls reporting a driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-15 several miles south of Beaver. Troopers responded to try to intercept the vehicle but were notified of a head-on crash just south of the town.

A man driving a tan Ford Escape was traveling the wrong way and collided with a white Ford Focus driven by a woman traveling south; both drivers were killed on impact, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Investigators suspect impairment was a factor for the man driving the wrong way.

Troopers have not released the names or ages of the two people killed.

This story may be updated.

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2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-15 near Beaver