Officials: Family of man hit, killed on I-15 believes ‘he was suicidal’

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CLEARFIELD, Utah – Officials are investigating after a man was killed when he walked onto I-15 and was hit by a semi truck.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol stated later Thursday in a tweet: “Victim in ped vs semi last night has been identified by family as having a long history of mental illness and believe he was suicidal.”

According to police, the semi-truck was driving in the northbound lanes of I-15.

When the truck reached 7th S., there was a man on the road.

The driver told officers he couldn’t stop in time and hit the person standing in the right lane.

The semi was the only vehicle involved.

Officials said the driver was not injured and is cooperating in the investigation.

Authorities said the man who was hit died at the scene.

2 comments

  • morgan

    It wasnt at 7thyou street it was between layton and clearfeild. I would know i saw it happen right in front of me

  • Jen

    That’s sad.. I grew up in that area still live fairly close that’s the 2nd suicide this year right in that area.. Prayers to the family

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