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Driver dies after crashing semi into overhead sign support on I-15 in Bountiful

Posted at 8:49 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 22:50:31-05

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A man was killed after crashing a semi-truck into an overhead sign support on I-15 in Bountiful Monday night.

The Utah Highway Patrol first tweeted about the crash at 8:43 p.m. Monday near 500 South.

UHP officials said the driver was seriously hurt during the accident and later died at the hospital.

Troopers at the scene of the accident said the driver of the truck was likely suffering from medical problems prior to crashing.

The identity of the driver has not been released pending notification of his family. Police say it appears the man is a resident of the Salt Lake Valley.

Lt. Mike McKay said it is especially important to be alert on the road this time of year.

“We’re going into the holiday. I would ask that you get the message out that we need to slow down, wear our seatbelts, and we have plenty of time to get to our locations,” he said.

This is a breaking news story. Additional details will be posted as they become available.