Five people were hospitalized and northbound I-15 was closed for nearly 30 minutes Tuesday after an SUV rolled across the freeway.
Six people were in the SUV about 6:30 p.m. when the driver attempted to switch into the right lane and overcorrected to the left, hitting the center barrier, said Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Cameron Roden.
The SUV then rolled back to the right and landed on its top, Roden said. There were two adults — one male and one female — in the vehicle, in addition to four children between the ages of 2 and 9.
Police say they believe the adult female was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. She and one of the children were flown by helicopter to University Hospital and Primary Children's Medical Center, respectively.
The adult male fled from the scene on foot, and authorities have not yet located him.
The other three children were taken by ambulance to Primary Children's Medical Center. Roden said none of the passengers sustained life-threatening injuries.
The 9000 South on-ramp and two right lanes on I-15 northbound were closed were closed for about 30 minutes to allow the helicopters to land, Roden said. UHP plans to question the driver to discern what exactly caused the crash, he said.
— Emiley Morgan