UPDATE: Police identify two people killed in Box Elder County crash

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UPDATE: 5/27/21, 2:17 P.M.:

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the two people who were killed in a crash outside Brigham City on Tuesday.

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The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 20-year-old Kennedy Jones of Tremonton and 20-year-old Hope Southwick, also of Tremonton, who was in the front seat of the vehicle when it crashed.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Southwick was airlifted to a local hospital where she later died due to her injuries in the crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a car was driving southbound on I-15 when it swerved to avoid debris in the road.

The driver then lost control of the car, colliding with a pole.

I-15 was closed for a period of time in order to allow medical helicopters to land at the scene.

A third passenger, who was in the back seat of the vehicle during the crash, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. No update was provided on their condition.

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UPDATE: 5/25/21, 8:52 P.M.:

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Utah Highway Patrol has announced that a person who was critically injured in a crash near Brigham City on Tuesday has died.

Both a male driver and female passenger have now died as a result of the crash.

The passenger who was in the back seat of the car is currently hospitalized with critical, life-threatening injuries, UHP said.

Officials say the vehicle swerved to avoid tire treads on I-15 when the driver lost control, causing it to strike a pole.

I-15 was closed for a period of time in order to allow medical helicopters to land at the scene.

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BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – One person is dead and two others are in the hospital after a crash in Box Elder County Tuesday afternoon.

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According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a car was driving southbound on I-15 when it swerved to avoid debris in the road.

The driver then lost control of the car, colliding with a pole.

UHP said one person in the car was killed and two others were airlifted to a local hospital with critical injuries.

UHP says I-15 was briefly shut down, causing traffic to back up for at least five miles.

COURTESY: John Hurley Photography

No further information was released.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as ABC4 obtains more information.

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