PAYSON, Utah – Officials closed southbound I-15 at milepost 247 near Payson for several hours due to a single vehicle accident that left one person in critical condition and two people in serious condition Saturday afternoon.
Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas of the Utah Highway Patrol said a single vehicle rolled over on I-15, and there were two adults and five children inside the vehicle that rolled. The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m.
Utah Highway Patrol officials said the accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle over-corrected and hit the median. They said another car may have come into the vehicle's lane, prompting the vehicle to swerve.
A female passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle, Lucas said, and a Life Flight helicopter was dispatched. The southbound lanes of I-15 in the area were closed for some time to allow the helicopter to land and crews to clear the scene.
Officials on the scene initially told FOX 13 News that two people were in critical condition after the crash, but later Saturday they said one person was in critical condition and two others were in serious condition.