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Truck driver killed in I-15 crash in American Fork

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 21:50:15-04

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A truck driver was killed Monday in an accident on Interstate 15 in American Fork.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a dump truck with a trailer crashed into a wall around 2:30 p.m. while southbound on I-15. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

UHP says the truck's left-front tire blew, which caused it to swerve left across the lanes and crash into the barrier.

The driver was ejected from the cab and pulled underneath the truck, witnesses told UHP troopers. The truck then continued down the freeway before coming to a stop. The victim was declared dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, authorities identified him as 75-year-old Gary Hubbard of Lake Shore, Utah.

All southbound lanes of the highway north of Pleasant Grove Boulevard were shut down before some lanes were reopened to traffic.