3 killed, 2 hurt after big rig rear ends car near Farr West

FARR WEST, UT – Two were seriously hurt, while three were killed in a rear-end crash between a semi-truck and car on I-15 near Farr West Wednesday. 

The collision took place before 3 a.m. near 2700 North, DPS revealed. 

According to a preliminary report from Utah Highway Patrol, the driver of a red Nissan Altima was driving in the left lane and struck a deer. The person immediately pulled over and either reduced their speed or completely stopped. 

The impact may have affected the Altima’s headlights, as the driver of a Freightliner semi-truck did not see the Altima and hit the back of the car. 

The truck driver was spared from harm, while the force of the crash led the three backseat passengers from the Altima – a 64-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man from Enid, Oklahoma, and a 17-year-old girl from the Marshall Islands – to succumb to fatal injuries. 

In addition, the front seat Altima passenger and driver were hospitalized for severe injuries. 

Following the crash, most lanes on I-15 were blocked, and officials shut down traffic on 2700 North and redirected drivers to Highway 89. All travel lanes reopened before 7 a.m.

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