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Troopers identify man killed in crash on I-15 in Utah County

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Posted at 11:20 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 23:49:09-04

LINDON, Utah —A man has died in a rollover crash that forced officials to close a section of southbound I-15 in Lindon Thursday.

Later Thursday police identified the deceased as 60-year-old John R. Homer of Salt Lake City.

A Utah Highway Patrol spokesman said a trooper was preparing to stop the reckless driver when the vehicle rolled several times.

Homer was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, investigators said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the crash happened near mile post 272, in the area of 800 N. in Orem.

I-15 at 1600 N. in Lindon has since reopened.