SALT LAKE CITY — Two people are dead after a crash in the northbound lane of I-15 at 600 South Saturday morning, according to Utah Highway Patrol.
According to UHP officials, the call came in just before 5:00 a.m., where they received word that a driver operating a white Ford Focus was traveling southbound in the northbound lane.
Two minutes later, the driver crashed head-on into a blue FJ Cruiser that was heading northbound. The drivers of each respective vehicle were pronounced dead on scene.
The driver going the correct way was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.
The precise cause of the crash remains under investigation, but troopers are checking to see if impairment was a factor.
The driver of the Ford Focus was later identified as 29-year-old Conner Van Skyhawk of Salt Lake City, and the driver of the FJ Cruiser was identified as 59-year-old Martin Salazar of Taylorsville.