UPDATE: Driver fell asleep at wheel before I-15 crash, says UHP

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A driver who fell asleep at the wheel collided with a barrier along I-15 near Farmington on Thursday. UHP shared the photo, left, of the steering wheel, which bent after the driver collided with it. (UHP/ABC4)

THURSDAY 8/12/2021 11:07 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities say the driver involved in a Davis County crash Thursday morning is “very lucky.”

Shortly after 6 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol reports the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep and struck the barrier to Park Lane from I-15 southbound near Farmington.

ABC4 was able to take a picture of the crash shortly after it happened.

A truck appears to have crashed into the median along I-15 southbound near Farmington at the exit for Lagoon. (ABC4)

According to UHP, the driver was not wearing his seatbelt.

“He. Was. Very. Lucky,” they say. “To not be ejected, instead his chest went into the steering wheel and bent it backward.

UHP shared these photos of the crash.

No other details were provided by UHP.

Crash on I-15 near Farmington cleared

THURSDAY 8/12/2021 7:10 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – A crash slowing down traffic near Farmington has been cleared.

In a photo captured by ABC4, seen above, a truck appears to have collided with a barrier to the Park Lane offramp.

While the crash appears to have been cleared, traffic is still moving slowly.

ORIGINAL STORY: Crash slows down traffic on I-15 near Farmington

THURSDAY 8/12/2021 6:35 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – A crash on I-15 near Farmington is slowing down traffic this morning.

In a photo above, captured by a member of the ABC4 team, you can see a pickup truck that appeared to hit a center median on I-15 southbound just before Legacy Parkway at the exit for Lagoon.

The crash has closed down the Park Lane offramp.

Traffic can be seen on the Utah Department of Transportation’s cameras backing up along I-15 to about Boondocks Food & Fun and Old Mill Lane.

According to UDOT, the crash is expected to be cleared around 7:30 a.m. It is unclear what caused the incident.

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