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Truck driver found dead after apparent medical episode, accident on I-15

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 21:51:22-04

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A driver was found dead in the cab of a semi-truck after going off the side of a freeway in northern Utah Friday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., witnesses called 911 to report that a semi ran off southbound I-15 and through a large ditch about six miles north of Tremonton.

READ: At least one killed in crash on I-15 in Draper

Utah Highway Patrol troopers and paramedics found the truck driver unconscious with no pulse in the driver's seat. Despite lifesaving attempts, the driver was declared dead at the scene.

UHP is investigating and said it appears the driver suffered a "fatal medical issue" before crashing.

The driver's name has not been released as authorities work to notify their family.