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Two dead after wrong-way crash on I-15

Posted at 7:16 AM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 17:29:11-04

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.

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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.