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5-year-old child dies in freeway crash south of Beaver


UPDATE: IRON COUNTY, UT Troopers were called to the I-15 freeway just north of mile post 93 on some debris in the travel lanes just before 4 p.m.

An Infiniti QX50 had slowed down because of the debris, a Mazda CX-9 was in the process of slowing down and a Toyota Tacoma tried to change lanes but was unable to avoid the Mazda.

The impact caused the Mazda to be pushed forward and collide with the rear of the Infinity.

A 5-year-old female, who was in a forward facing child seat, died in the collision.

All other occupants in the vehicle’s were wearing seat belts and did not have serious injuries. 

I-15 was closed for a time to investigate the scene and clear the crash from the roadway.

UPDATE: Utah Highway Patrol indicated the crash that closed Northbound I-15 Sunday afternoon just south of Beaver was a fatal incident.

UDOT has indicated the freeway is back open and there are no longer any traffic delays.

Details of the crash have not yet been released.

BEAVER, Utah (ABC4) – Roads close as crews respond to a crash near Beaver.

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, northbound I-15 is closed at exit 82 near State Route 271 milepost 93, due to a crash.

The incident is about 15 miles south of Beaver.

UDOT officials advise travellers to plan their route accordingly.

Details regarding the crash are unknown at this time.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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