MONDAY 8/23/21 6:44 P.M.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4) – More information has been released on a crash that left one person dead in Pleasant Grove Monday afternoon.
According to Lt. Ryan Van Fleet with the Utah County Highway Patrol, the crash happened after a semi-truck towing a trailer lost a steering tire on I-15.
The 75-year-old man behind the wheel then lost control of the semi-truck, crashing into a concrete barrier in the center of the road. He was then ejected from the truck, killing him. He has been identified as 75-year-old Gary Hubbard of Lake Shore, Utah.
“According to witnesses, the driver and sole occupant was ejected and pulled underneath the semi as it continued south along the HOV and left emergency lane,” UHP explained in a news release.
He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Lt. Van Fleet tells ABC4.
No one else was injured in the crash.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the truck to lose its tire before the crash.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4) – Crews are on the scene of a fatal crash on I-15 in Pleasant Grove.
According to Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash happened at Milepost 275 on Southbound I-15.
This photo from a nearby traffic camera shows emergency crews on the scene of the crash with traffic moving by in the right lanes:
No further information on the crash has been released. UDOT says drivers should expect delays during their evening commute.
ABC4 has a crew headed to the scene to gather more information.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.