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Man killed in rollover crash on I-15

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Posted at 10:23 PM, Dec 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-25 00:23:41-05

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – A man died Wednesday due to injuries suffered in a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-15 in Brigham City.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on I-15 north of Forest Street at about 5:05 p.m.

The vehicle drifted outside of the two lanes and then drifted to the right, hitting rumble strips and then over-correcting to the left and into the emergency lane before over-correcting back to the right. The vehicle then went sideways and rolled at least four times.

The SUV left the freeway and went down an embankment and landed in a farm field about 100 feet from the edge of the freeway.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was taken to Brigham City Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police identified the man as 34-year-old Ruon Meas of Tremonton.

It appears the man was wearing a seat belt.

The accident is under investigation, and officials said so far there are no signs of impairment or distraction.