SANTAQUIN, Utah (ABC4) — One is dead and another is injured from a crash that closed part of the I-15 around 2:30 p.m. today, Mar. 12, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Officials say a white Tesla was traveling southbound on the I-15 south of the Utah County line when the Tesla driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road into a cable barrier. The Tesla rebounded off the barrier and rolled across the lanes into the median.
Shortly after the Tesla crashed, a PT Cruiser also slid due to the slushy weather conditions and spun into the median, hitting the parked Tesla on its rear end, according to UHP.
The male passenger in the PT Cruiser died from his injuries and the Cruiser’s female driver was injured and transported to the hospital.
UHP has not yet released information on the state of any individuals in the Tesla. Identities of the victims have not yet been released as authorities are contacting family members.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
SANTAQUIN, Utah (ABC4) — Southbound I-15 is currently closed while Utah Highway Patrol investigates a serious crash.
Troopers reportedly shut down the southbound lanes at mile marker 240 in south Santaquin.
Authorities say to plan ahead for travel delays, as the closure is likely to remain in place for a few hours.
No further information is available at this time.