UPDATE: Troopers have identified the woman killed in the crash as 41-year-old Jaime Demille of Cedar City.
Both the semi driver and a co-driver were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
There were approximately 160 pigs on board the semi’s trailer. Many were severely injured or killed during the collision and subsequent roll-over. A few pigs came away unscathed
BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One person is dead and two injured after a semi truck accident in Beaver County early Thursday night, according to dispatch.
Officials say the crash happened at about 9:30 p.m. when a semi traveling southbound on I-15 near milepost 125 drifted off the left shoulder for an unknown reason. Crews were still working to clear the scene Friday morning.
NB I-15 at MP 126 (6 mi S of cove fort) Beaver Co.
Est. Clearance Time: 10:37 PM— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) January 4, 2019
The semi traveled through the median, across northbound lanes and struck a Kia Optima which was traveling northbound in the number two lane. Authorities say the Kia Optima and the semi continued off the right shoulder of the northbound lanes.
The the driver of the Kia died on impact with the semi.Troopers are investigating an illness and fatigue as a contributing factors to the accident, according to police.