UPDATE: 18-year-old killed in Murray crash

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UPDATE: MONDAY 7/19/21 4:21 P.M.

MURRAY, Utah (ABC4) – Officials have released more information on a fatal crash that happened in Murray Monday morning.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, around 3:51 a.m., a red Hyundai Accent was traveling southbound on I-15 near 5300 South when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a concrete barrier.

The vehicle then crossed all lanes where it left the roadway again before striking a concrete barrier.

An 18-year-old male driver, who was the only person inside the car when it crashed, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials say the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

“At this time, impairment is being investigated as a factor along with reckless driving that occurred prior to the traffic collision,” the Utah Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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MURRAY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Highway Patrol troopers are responding to a fatal, single-vehicle crash Monday morning on I-15 at 5300 South.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, a red passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on I-15 around 3:45 a.m. when it hit the right barrier and proceeded to cross all left lanes and hit the left barrier. The driver of the vehicle is deceased and was the only occupant.

The driver appears to be a male in his late teens. I-15 southbound is closed near 5300 South and all traffic is being diverted to the off ramp, UHP says.

Officials are asking the public to use an alternate route, as two left lanes are closed at MP 300, 5300 South. They say to expect delays in the area and check the UDOT Traffic App for updates. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

The crash comes after a multi-vehicle crash Sunday which resulted in serious injuries and caused multiple delays on I-80.

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.

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