UPDATED 9 p.m. Photos added
LEEDS – A single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 prompted a call to Life Flight for the driver.
Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said an adult female, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas after her vehicle rolled on northbound I-15 at milepost 23 around 6:39 p.m.
According to the UHP, the driver, who has been identified as 31-year-old Holly R. Ventura, of Murray, was “driving at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.”
Ventura’s vehicle, a gold 2001 Nissan Maxima, went partially off into the center divider and over-corrected back across the two lanes and right shoulder of the roadway and went into the rocky brush area along I-15. The Nissan vaulted and rolled approximately three times, covering a distance of around 300-plus feet. It ultimately came to a stop in an upside down position.
The driver was wearing her seatbelt, yet sustained critical injuries due to massive damage done to the vehicle. She was the only occupant in the vehicle, and is listed in critical condition.
Northbound lanes were temporarily closed so Life Flight could land and takeoff.
Ed Note: Initial reports from the UHP and the Utah Department of Public Safety PIO Twitter account indicated the driver may have been ejected from the vehicle. An updated report from the UHP did not support this detail.
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