Troopers blame drowsy driving after semi crashes, ends up near railway

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – A semi-truck driver was injured after a crash along Interstate 15 in Davis County Monday afternoon.

The crash happened on southbound I-15 near 2100 North in Centerville.

Utah Highway Patrol said just after one the semi traveling southbound drifted to the left out of its lane and scraped the median concrete barrier. After its impact with the barrier, the semi, drifted to its right across all lanes of traffic, left the roadway and rolled onto its side.

The semi eventually came to rest near the FrontRunner train tracks. Shortly after, a southbound FrontRunner train came along and the front corner of the train collided with the semi’s wheels.

UTA said “while it was not on the alignment per se, one of the trucks tires/wheels was jutting out far enough to make contact with a southbound UTA train.” 

The train was carrying 98 passengers and six crew members. None of the people on the train were hurt.

The driver of the semi was taken to Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful with non-life-threatening injuries. His dog was also in the truck, but troopers said he’s doing “fine.”

Troopers suspect drowsy driving may be the reason for the crash.

Utah Transit Authority said due to the incident blocking the rails, a bus bridge was activated from Farmington to Woods Cross. UTA officials reported delays on FrontRunner throughout the afternoon. 

Traffic camera footage of the scene: 

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