Overturned truck, trailer block southbound I-15

Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier
The scene of the accident as seen through one of UDOT’s Commuterlink’s cameras near milepost 14 on I-15, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation
The scene of the accident as seen through one of UDOT’s Commuterlink’s cameras near milepost 14 on I-15, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON COUNTY – All southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at mile post 14 have were blocked due to a pickup truck pulling a trailer that overturned on the roadway Saturday.

The accident occurred around 7:20 p.m., and caused traffic to steadily back up. Officers at the scene have called for a front-loader to help move the truck and trailer out of the roadway.

Southbound I-15 at mile post 14 was closed and traffic was diverted through Exit 16  to Telegraph Road to Washington Parkway then back to I-15 by way of Exit 13.

The St. George Communications Center confirmed at least one person was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The accident was cleared by 8:50 p.m.

Ed. Note: Street names have been corrected.

Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier
Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier

 

Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier
Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier

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Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier
Truck and trailer overturn on southbound I-15 blocking blocking both lanes at mile post 14, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee Luthier

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5 Comments

  • Steve August 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Why don’t you mention that this was on the freeway as it travels through the city of Washington? That would help a lot more people than just citing freeway exit numbers.

    • Zeke August 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Well………..if you care to pay attention while driving, Exit 2 is SunRiver, Exit 4 is Bloomington, Exit 5 is Dixie Center, Exit 6 is Bluff St, Exit 8 is STG Blvd, Exit 10 is Washington, Exit 13 is Washington with the Maverik off to the side, Exit 16 is Hurricane and so on. Exit numbers are more specific than just a general city name.

    • Me August 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Wow!!! Just, Wow!!!

  • mary August 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    It says in the article the name of Exit 16 is Washington Parkway,which is where they diverted traffic to, so figuring out that Exit 14 is Washington City is pretty simple. Even for me that doesnt remember Exit numbers.

    • Zeke August 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Between Exits are “Mile Markers” and if you try and exit at a mile marker, like this vehicle did, there will be unfortunate consequences. (there is no exit 14)
      Exit 16 diverts folks onto SR-9. Exit 13 has the Washington Parkway to the south. The locations and names in the article are somewhat jumbled, but Exit numbers and Mile Markers are solid and almost never change. Helps to commit them to memory as necessary.

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