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SUV rollover, air ambulance cause I-15 closure

SUV rollover, air ambulance cause I-15 closure
Posted at 7:18 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 21:18:47-04

WILLARD, Utah — Northbound Interstate 15 traffic was backed up for nearly six miles Tuesday evening after a car accident.

Near Willard Bay, an SUV rolled due to a rear tire separation, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

The driver was transported from the scene by a medical helicopter in critical condition, and the sole passenger was taken by ambulance in serious condition, UHP tweeted.

Courtesy UHP

The northbound lanes were completely closed for about 30 minutes for the helicopter to land and take the driver away. Authorities told Fox 13 the backup of traffic was nearly six miles long and was being diverted. Freeway traffic was back to normal at the time of this report.