LOCAL NEWS

One killed in wrong-way crash involving military bus that temporarily closed I-15 in SLC

Mar 21, 2024, 7:13 AM | Updated: Mar 24, 2024, 11:45 am

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was killed in a wrong-way crash that closed all lanes of southbound Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City Thursday morning.

Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said a wrong-way pickup truck crashed into a bus loaded with 22 Army ROTC cadets from Utah State University before 7 a.m.

The pickup truck driver, who was later identified as Jason Musnug, 46, of Herriman was critically injured and later died.

“This morning, one of our canine deputies was on his way home from work. He was traveling southbound,” Roden said. “He crossed into Salt Lake County when a wrong-way driver passed him in the median and crashed directly behind him.”

The bus driver, a full-time active-duty service member, suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital, according to Lt. Col. Angelique Pifer with USU’s Army ROTC. No serious injuries had been reported among the cadets on the bus, but one was taken to a hospital for stitches.

Another bus arrived and transported the cadets to Camp Williams for spring field training exercises. The cadets will return to Logan after this weekend’s exercises.

Roden said that the truck that crashed into the bus crossed over the median near 400 North over the dirt.

Troopers temporarily closed the freeway and detoured all southbound traffic off I-15 at 600 North in Salt Lake City, creating massive delays that stretched past Beck Street. I-15 fully reopened before noon Thursday.

The Utah Department of Transportation said this was the seventh wrong-way crash of the year. State troopers and the State Bureau of Investigations said they were still investigating why Musnug was traveling the wrong way.

“When you’re out driving around, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and not be distracted by your phone to have your eyes down the roadway,” Roden said. “So, if you did see a wrong-way driver coming towards you, that you could take action to try and avoid a head-on collision with that vehicle.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Crews work to stabilize Panguitch Lake Dam on April 12, 2024. (Utah Department of Public Safety)...

Josh Ellis

DWR reopens Panguitch Lake for fishing; additional dam inspection, repairs possible this week

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Monday that Panguitch Lake has reopened for fishing, effective today.

14 minutes ago

A Cache County pharmacist said he feels safer now that someone is in jail on drug charges relating ...

Shelby Lofton

‘This is endangerment to pharmacies:’ Pharmacist who was victim of fraud calls, store break-in speaks out on rapper’s charges

A Cache County pharmacist said he feels safer now that someone is in jail on drug charges relating to fraudulent prescription schemes.

12 hours ago

Police are investigating an auto-pedestrian in Salt Lake City on Sunday night. One person was trans...

Mark Jones

One person hurt in auto-pedestrian collision Sunday night

Salt Lake City police are investigating a auto-pedestrian collision Sunday night. 

12 hours ago

The Manti Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated Sunday, Apri...

Mark Jones

President Nelson rededicates the Manti Utah Temple

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rededicated the Manti Utah Temple on Sunday evening.

15 hours ago

A Draper police officer and two teenagers were in the hospital following a car wreck Saturday night...

Devin Oldroyd

Draper police officer, teenagers sent to hospital after car wreck

A Draper police officer and two teenagers were in the hospital following a car wreck Saturday night.

17 hours ago

blue and red lights mixing from a police car...

Mary Culbertson

Driver ejected from truck, killed in Washington County

A man driving a pickup truck in Washington County was ejected from the truck and killed on Saturday.

21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

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.

One killed in wrong-way crash involving military bus that temporarily closed I-15 in SLC