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Semi-truck driver airlifted after I-15 crash in Juab County

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 12:43:09-04

NEPHI, Utah — The driver of a semi-truck was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition early Monday after overturning on Interstate 15 south of Nephi.

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According to a Utah Highway Patrol spokesperson, the crash occurred at 4:25 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway at milepost 216 in Juab County.

Authorities believe the accident was the result of the driver falling asleep, then over-correcting when the truck drifted off the road.

All northbound lanes were originally closed to traffic until some reopened at 7 a.m.