1 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash that closed NB I-15 near SL/Davis Co. line

Feb 1, 2023, 5:35 AM | Updated: Feb 13, 2023, 1:35 pm
(KSL TV)...

UPDATE: Utah Highway Patrol confirmed the identity of the killed driver as Joseph Cannon, Age 40, from Bountiful.

SALT LAKE CITY — One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on northbound Interstate 15 Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened before 2 a.m. near 2300 North in Salt Lake City, between the Warm Springs Road and Beck Street exits.

A car entered northbound I-15 driving south and collided with another vehicle, killing the man who was driving the second vehicle. His identity was not released by state troopers.

The wrong-way driver, only identified as an adult woman, was taken to an area hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Roden said investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in this crash.

This was the third wrong-way crash that troopers responded to and the first wrong-way fatality of 2023. UHP says it responded to 24 wrong-way crashes last year, with seven of those crashes resulting in a fatality.

Wednesday morning detours

Drivers can exit northbound I-15 at Warm Springs Road and head south to 1800 North, then east to Beck Street and north back to I-15, or they can follow Warm Springs Road north, which bends into 2300 North over to Redwood Road and head north on Redwood Road to I-215 before getting back to I-15.

The closure lasted through 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and roads in the area saw heavy delays during the morning commute.

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1 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash that closed NB I-15 near SL/Davis Co. line