BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – Several people suffered injuries officials described as ranging from possibly serious to critical after a vehicle sustained a tire blowout on I-15 Friday night in Box Elder County.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a Nissan Pathfinder was southbound on I-15 near milepost 383 around 6:45 p.m. when the rear, driver’s side tire blew out and the driver lost control of the SUV.
The vehicle hit a guardrail then rolled down an embankment several times, according to UHP.
The driver and two passengers were wearing seat belts and sustained mostly minor injuries and taken to Bear River Valley Hospital. The two other passengers not wearing seat belts were ejected and flown to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden for treatment.
UHP reported all five occupants are students at a college in Rexburg, Idaho and traveling to Provo.
Officials stated two males and three females were in the vehicle, but they did not further identify the victims or specify which individuals had been injured and to what extent. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.