I-15 closes in Cedar City during high-risk traffic stop

Oct 16, 2023, 2:31 PM | Updated: 8:40 pm

A barricade of officers approaching a high-risk traffic stop vehicle on I-15 in Cedar City. (Marc W...

A barricade of officers approaching a high-risk traffic stop vehicle on I-15 in Cedar City. (Marc Weaver, KSL TV)

(Marc Weaver, KSL TV)

CEDAR CITY — Interstate 15 was closed in Cedar City to traffic in both directions for a little more than two hours Monday due to a high-risk traffic stop at mile marker 58. The driver stopped has not yet been identified.

Sgt. Cam Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol confirmed that there was a police pursuit of a car traveling north on I-15. Once the vehicle was stopped, all lanes of traffic were closed for safety as officers tried to reason with the driver they stopped.

The clearance time originally given was 1:30 p.m. by UDOT. It was later updated to 4:30 p.m.

A high-risk traffic stop in Cedar City caused I-15 to close at mile marker 58. (UDOT)

A high-risk traffic stop in Cedar City caused I-15 to close at mile marker 58. (UDOT)

Footage of the driver later showed officers approaching the stopped vehicle in a barricade and activating a smoke bomb near the car’s back window. The driver-side door was then forced open and the driver dragged out of the vehicle. Five officers in protective gear assisted in getting the door open while two others surrounded the car with their weapons aimed.

This is a breaking story and will be updated when more information becomes available. 

KSL 5 TV Live


A frame from witness video shows the Arlington home surrounded by law enforcement just moments befo...

Rob Frehse and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN

A home near Washington, DC, exploded as police responded to reports of more than 30 flare-gun shots fired

A home exploded in Arlington, Virginia, Monday night as police were trying to execute a search warrant, sending the building up in flames.

20 hours ago

White House Christmas decorations 2023 (Farah Sanders)...

Eliza Pace

Utah couple describes the magical experience of decorating the White House for Christmas

When Utah's Farah Sanders saw an invitation by First Lady Jill Biden — on her Instagram account — seeking decorators for the White House, she jumped at the opportunity.

2 days ago

Mug shot from prison...

Josh Ellis

Lori Vallow extradition press conference in Arizona

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Penzone holds a press conference on Lori Vallow, who is facing first-degree murder and first-degree premeditated murder charges in Arizona.

6 days ago

(ATF Denver Field Division)...

Pat Reavy,

Reward offered in Cedar City stolen firearms investigation

A reward is being offered in connection with a stolen firearms investigation in southern Utah.

6 days ago

FILE: The Olympic Rings sit on display outside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarte...

Josh Ellis

Salt Lake City named preferred host for 2034 Winter Olympics

Utah's bid to host another Winter Olympics cleared a massive hurdle on Wednesday, being named the preferred host for the 2034 Games.

7 days ago

St. George runner Shanna Birchett was followed on her run by an unknown car. Security cameras in th...

Eliza Pace

Security cameras catch Utah woman’s ‘terrifying’ experience of being followed on her run

A woman recalls a terrifying experience of being followed on her run by an unknown car and going for help at a stranger’s house. The encounter was caught on some security cameras.

8 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

I-15 closes in Cedar City during high-risk traffic stop