AMERICAN FORK — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating whether road rage may have played a role in a fatal crash that snarled traffic on I-15 for hours Thursday.
Joshua Robertson, 38, of Murray, was ejected from his vehicle and killed about 7:45 a.m. on I-15 near 500 East.
UHP investigators say Robertson was driving north in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and for an "unknown reason … veered off the road to the right, overcorrected to the left, (crossed) all lanes of traffic, and hit a black Chevrolet pickup. Robertson continued to veer left, hitting the concrete center barrier. Robertson was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle."
A third vehicle was hit after Robertson's vehicle bounced off the concrete barrier, according to a prepared statement from the UHP. No other injuries were reported.
Officials do not suspect impairment, but road rage was being investigated due to statements of a woman who approached troopers after the crash who may have been involved, according to the UHP. Investigators were trying to verify the woman's story Thursday afternoon.