MURRAY — A Salt Lake City man is dead after police say he drove onto the shoulder of I-15 and hit a truck that was pulled over with a flat tire.
Lynn D. Noren, 77, was driving north near 4800 South around 2:30 p.m. when the Chevrolet sedan he was driving drifted onto the right shoulder, striking the back a parked Ford F-150 truck, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.
Noren was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition. He later died there from his injuries, despite the CPR efforts of emergency responders while en route, the UHP said.
At the time of the crash, two men were inside the truck waiting for help with the flat tire. They were both inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The 35-year-old driver was taken to a hospital by ambulance in fair condition. The 30-year-old passenger was not hurt.
There is no indication Noren tried to stop or avoid the truck, according to the UHP. What caused him to drift onto the shoulder was still being investigated Monday.
Noren was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
The two far right lanes of the freeway were closed to traffic for a short time Monday afternoon, the UHP reported.