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DUI suspected in I-15 crash; woman remains critical

Published July 30, 2013 1:27 pm

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A woman remained in critical condition on Tuesday, the day after she veered her car into an Interstate 15 off-ramp barrier wall.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said the woman, whose identity was still unknown on Tuesday, was suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol when she crashed on the northbound off-ramp at 3300 South just before 4 p.m. Monday.

The woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected during the collision, suffering numerous serious injuries. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition; her condition was reported as unchanged on Tuesday.

The rush-hour accident resulted in the ramp being closed for more than an hour while the wreckage was cleared.

Johnson said the accident remained under investigation, but DUI was suspected because of the odor of alcohol on the driver and open alcoholic containers inside the vehicle.

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