Man dies in collision with semitrailer

Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-27 18:11:46-04

A man died Monday afternoon when he rear-ended a semitrailer in Box Elder County.

Utah Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 1:30 p.m. on northbound I-15, near mile post 360. Troopers say a Ford Escape hit a semitrailer from behind, killing the car’s driver and injuring the passenger.

The crash forced a lane closure on northbound I-15 as troopers investigated the incident.

The passenger was transported to a hospital. Neither of the victims’ names were released.