WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) — A wrong-way driver was killed in a head-on crash that caused both vehicles to burst into flames early Sunday morning, according to the Utah Dept. of Public Safety.
On March 26, shortly before 3 a.m., Weber Dispatch received a call regarding a wrong-way driver heading northbound in the southbound lanes on I-15 in the Riverdale area.
DPS states that at 400 N, the wrong-way vehicle collided head-on with a “fully loaded semi-truck.” Both vehicles reportedly caught on fire.
The driver and passenger of the semi-truck were able to escape the cab of the truck, DPS states, while the driver of the wrong-way vehicle died at the scene.
Fire personnel reportedly worked on the fully engulfed fire for a couple hours, and the freeway was closed in both directions from 2700 N in Pleasant View to 400 N in Marriott-Slaterville.
The driver and passenger of the semi-truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries, DPS states.
The identity of the deceased has not been released at this time.
No further information is currently available.