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Driver in critical condition after 3-vehicle crash on I-15 possibly caused by medical issue

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Jun 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-05 23:55:43-04

MIDVALE, Utah — A woman was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition after she appeared to have a medical issue before a crash on I-15 Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:20 p.m., the woman was driving a Kia sedan southbound on the freeway near 7700 South when she crashed into a Ford Explorer in the far left lane. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the woman's vehicle was not staying in the same lane just before the crash.

Her car then continued southbound, drifted toward the left concrete barrier, and hit the Explorer a second time. The impact caused the Explorer to spin, and it came to rest in the left emergency lane facing the opposite direction.

A red Toyota SUV then hit the passenger side of the Kia, which the UHP said kept the car from rolling into traffic.

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The woman was unresponsive when emergency first responders arrived. They began performing lifesaving measures and took her to a local hospital, where UHP said she is in "extremely critical" condition.

There was a toddler in the car with her. UHP did not state whether the child was injured. None of the people in the other vehicles were hurt.

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"It is believed that the female suffered a medical condition prior to the crash due to the lack of damage to the involved vehicles," UHP wrote in a press release.

Multiple southbound lanes were closed due to the accident response, investigation and cleanup.