BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — Two people are dead and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash on I-15 Tuesday evening.
A passenger car with three people was traveling south through Brigham City around 5 p.m. when the accident occurred.
According to a Utah Highway Patrol spokesperson, the driver swerved to avoid a tire tread in the road. They lost control, causing the car to go off the right side of the freeway and hit a pole.
The driver, a male whose name or age were not provided, was killed.
A female passenger in the front seat was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, where she later died.
The passenger in the back seat was also flown from the scene. They suffered critical, life-threatening injuries.
UHP troopers are investigating the cause of the crash.
The southbound lanes of the freeway were closed temporarily for emergency response and clean-up. The scene and traffic cleared later that evening.
Troopers are currently investigating multiple major crashes throughout the state this evening including a fatal crash in Box Elder County on I-15 at mp 365.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 26, 2021
The same day, another fatal crash occurred in Saratoga Springs.
Another crash resulted in critical injuries in Spanish Fork Canyon.