ACCIDENTS & CRASHES
1 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash that closed NB I-15 near SL/Davis Co. line
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
‼️Avoid I-15 NB at 2300 N. It’s closed to all traffic as UHP investigates a deadly wrong way crash. We’re LIVE on scene with the latest from troopers and what alternate routes you should take. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/kHV9SMhrnT
— Tamara Vaifanua (@TamaraVaifanua) February 1, 2023
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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