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Driver still critical in I-15 Juab County crash that killed woman

First Published      Last Updated Jun 27 2014 09:35 am

A Ford Explorer was traveling south on Interstate 15 in Juab County. Near milepost 239, north of Mona, the right rear tire tread separated and the vehicle lost control. The Explorer went into the median and rolled several times before coming to rest on its top. An adult female passenger had both a leg and an arm trapped under the vehicle. All four occupants were transported to Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi. From there the male driver was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition. An 11 year old female was flown to Primary Children\'s Hospital for precautionary reasons. The adult female will be transported by ground ambulance to Utah Valley, passed away from her injuries. A 16 year old female will be released to her step-mother. It is believed that all occupants were wearing their seat belts. Courtesy | UHP

A man remained in critical condition Friday, two days after a crash on Interstate 15 in Juab County left a female passenger dead.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper said no change in the condition of the male driver had been reported since he was flown to Utah Valley Medical Center in Nephi following Wednesday morning's rollover accident on southbound I-15, near the town of Mona.

That crash, believed to have been caused by tread separation on the right rear tire, fatally injured Maria Sandoval, 60.

UHP said all occupants of the Ford Explorer were wearing seatbelts when the vehicle careened into the median and rolled several times.

In addition to the driver, two passengers survived the crash. An 11-year-old girl was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City for a precautionary examination, and a 16-year-old female was treated and released to her family.


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