UPDATE: Woman’s I-15 death under investigation, witnesses sought

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THURSDAY 11/11/2021 6:22 a.m.

FILLMORE, Utah (ABC4) – State investigators are still working to determine what happened in a late Tuesday night incident that left a woman dead in central Utah.

Utah Highway Patrol says they were first notified of a single-vehicle crash near milepost 170 on southbound I-15 at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they found a car in the median with little damage but stuck in the mud.

A truck driver then stopped and alerted deputies to a body lying on the shoulder of the road south of the location between Fillmore and Holden. There, a woman was found dead. UHP says they have determined the woman is the owner of the vehicle but are unsure of the exact events that took place.

Shortly before UHP confirmed the body had been found, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning to the communities along I-15 about a man possibly walking or trying to hitchhike. Early Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office announced they were no longer searching for the man but did not release any additional information.

Investigators say they originally believed a man had left the scene of the crash but they have not been able to confirm that information. It is also unclear if this is the same man the Millard County Sheriff’s Office warned about.

The State Bureau of Investigation is asking anyone who had been traveling along I-15 in Millard County that may have information about the case to come forward. You can reach SBI at 801-965-4747. If you call after hours, you are asked to leave a message.

UHP shares new details about body found along I-15

WEDNESDAY 11/10/2021 9:34 a.m.

FILLMORE, Utah (ABC4) – New details have been released about the body found along I-15 in Millard County early Wednesday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol says they were first notified of a single-vehicle crash near milepost 170 on southbound I-15. When deputies arrived, they found a car in the median with little damage but stuck in the mud.

A truck driver then stopped and alerted deputies to a body lying on the shoulder of the road south of the location between Fillmore and Holden. There, a woman was found dead.

The State Bureau of Investigation is processing the scene and interviewing any potential witnesses. UHP says they have determined the woman is the owner of the vehicle but are unsure of the exact events that took place.

Shortly before UHP confirmed the body had been found, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning to the communities along I-15 about a man possibly walking or trying to hitchhike. Anyone who spots this man is asked to call 911 immediately.

Investigators have not yet said if these incidents are connected.

ORIGINAL STORY: Body found along I-15 in central Utah

WEDNESDAY 11/10/2021 6:48 a.m.

FILLMORE, Utah (ABC4) – A body has been found along I-15 in central Utah and authorities are now investigating.

Utah Highway Patrol has confirmed they are on the scene between Holden and Fillmore in Millard County working to determine what happened.

One lane of I-15 has been closed as they investigate the incident. The lane closure is expected to last for several hours.

This comes just hours after the Millard County Sheriff’s Office warned communities along I-15 of a man who may be walking or trying to hitchhike. Authorities are asking the public to avoid this man if they see him and to call 911.

The Sheriff’s Office tells ABC4 they do not believe these two incidents are connected but they are working with UHP in the death investigation.

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