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Woman killed in wreck on I-15 NB that left traffic at a standstill

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 13:05:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A 34-year-old woman was killed in a wreck that took traffic to a standstill on I-15 Friday morning.

The Utah Highway Patrol said Amber Orencole of Midvale died in the wreck at 600 S. on I-15 northbound.

Troopers said a grass fire closed one lane and compounded the usual morning rush-hour traffic.

Orencole, in a silver GMC pickup truck, hit her brakes, lost control and went sideways into another lane.

A white semi truck in that lane T-boned her truck, instantly killing her.

Authorities said Orencole’s  truck ended up in the left emergency lane up against the concrete barrier.

UHP is investigating the accident.