Highway Patrol: Woman killed in I-15 crash in Beaver County

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ST. GEORGE — One person is dead and two others have been injured following a two-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 15 through Beaver that occurred Friday evening.

A map showing the general area of the crash on Interstate 15 that occurred when a vehicle left 300 North in Beaver and ran into oncoming traffic on northbound I-15 | Map courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News

Around 5:20 p.m., a white Honda passenger car that was westbound on 300 North in Beaver traveling at a high rate of speed failed to stop at a T-intersection ahead of it that was located just east of Interstate 15, according to a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The Honda blew through a fence separating a residential neighborhood from the area near the highway, continued through an embankment and then onto northbound I-15 where it collided with a northbound white Ford van in the area of milepost 111.

The driver of the westbound Honda, a California woman in her late 20s, died at the scene, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Battenfield told St. George News.

The van’s occupants, two men in their early 20s from Utah County, were taken to Beaver Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All three persons were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the press release

UHP has one of two lanes on northbound I-15 open with little congestion as of 9 p.m, with both lanes estimated to be reopen by 10 p.m.

Motorists are advised to use caution in the area until highway patrol finishes its investigation.

Updated 9:05 p.m., Additional information on the vehicles and individuals involved in the crash has been provided by the Utah Highway Patrol.

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