Woman killed, man injured in I-15 accident

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-07 17:30:32-04

ELWOOD, Utah – A woman was killed and a man was injured after a car accident on I-15 in Box Elder County Saturday night.

According to information from the Utah Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 8:47 p.m. on I-15.

The driver of a Buick entered I-15 near mile marker 376, and when she reached an emergency turn-through near mile post 377.5 authorities said it appears she attempted to turn left from the outside lane across northbound I-15 toward the median turn-through.

When that vehicle was broadside across the inside lane, it was struck by a truck. The driver of the first vehicle had to be extricated by responders, and both drivers were taken to Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton.

The driver of the first vehicle was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police identified her as 57-year-old Faymarie Eames of Brigham City. The driver of the second vehicle was treated for injuries to the arm. Police identified the driver of the second vehicle as 52-year-old Rondell S. Nielson of Garland, Utah.