WASHINGTON COUNTY — A red-eye moving trip was interrupted for two people early Friday morning when the U-Haul they were traveling in rolled on Interstate 15.
The driver of the U-Haul told Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Lewis that she was traveling southbound on I-15 just after 2 a.m. when she swerved to miss a deer near milepost 30. When she swerved, she lost control of the U-Haul and careened across both lanes of traffic.
The U-Haul 10-foot box truck ended up on its side in the left lane, and a car carrier the vehicle was towing detached from the truck and rolled in the median.
“There was a brother and sister in there (in the U-Haul),” Lewis said. “Both were checked out by medical, but neither one was transported.”
Both occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
The southbound left lane of I-15 was closed until just after 4:30 a.m. while troopers investigated the accident and cleanup crews worked to reopen the lane.
Both the U-Haul and the car being towed behind it sustained major damage in the wreck. Both were towed from the scene.
Lewis said no citations were issued in connection with the crash.
Units from the Utah Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hurricane Valley Fire, Leeds Area Fire and Utah Department of Transportation responded to the crash.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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