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Two dead after crash on I-15 in Kaysville

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 01:39:24-04

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Two people were killed and three others were injured Tuesday night in a crash on I-15 in Davis County.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on southbound I-15 near the Burton Lane exit.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a catering company lost its load of canvas bags on the freeway, causing vehicles behind it to stop or slow down suddenly.

A Ford F-250 pickup truck hit a Toyota Prius from behind, then the Prius hit a Chevrolet Malibu.

A man and a woman in the Prius died from their injuries at the scene.

Another occupant was flown to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Ford truck was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Further details on his arrest, including his name, were not released. He also suffered minor injuries.

The occupants of the Malibu were taken to the hospital via ambulance. They were in serious condition at the time, but UHP did not know their current status as of late Tuesday night.

I-15 southbound was temporarily closed in the area, and traffic was being diverted off 200 North toward U.S. 89. It was reopened around 10:45 p.m.

The victims' names have not yet been released, but UHP said their vehicle was registered in California.

An investigation into the crash is underway.