Salt Lake City wrong-way crash claims life on I-15

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a deadly wrong-way collision before 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

The crash happened on I-15, according to KSL. An alleged impaired driver, a 26-year-old woman, was traveling south on the northbound lanes and hit a vehicle head-on. 

The impact left the woman with critical-life-threatening injuries, which have progressed to “serious, non-life-threatening injuries.” In addition, troopers did say the woman also traveled the wrong way on U.S. 89 before coming to I-15.

Despite wearing a seatbelt, the other vehicle’s driver succumbed to fatal injuries. Officials did not release the name of the 40-year-old man. 

Details are preliminary, and updates will be posted upon availability. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.