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Man killed after crashing into I-15 barriers

Troopers say man would have survived had he been wearing seat belt

A man died after veering into barriers an I-15 collector ramp in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
A man died after veering into barriers an I-15 collector ramp in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
Utah Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY — A man died early Saturday morning after hitting a freeway barrier and rolling, troopers said.

About 1:45 a.m., the man was driving north in an SUV on the I-15 collector ramp near 1500 South, the Utah Highway Patrol said. He was the only person in the vehicle.

The SUV drifted left and “sideswiped” the left concrete barrier on the ramp, then overcorrected to the right and struck the right barrier, troopers said, which caused the vehicle to overturn and roll onto its side.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, the UHP said. He died on scene.

The man’s name was not immediately released while family members were being notified.

“Troopers found evidence of alcohol and drug impairment on scene and believe impairment played a role in the collision. Troopers also noted the minimal damage to the passenger compartment of the vehicle and believe it is probable the driver would have survived the collision had he been properly restrained,” the UHP said in a statement.