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Man dies in wrong-way freeway collision in Utah County

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LINDON — One person was killed and another seriously injured after a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on I-15 late Tuesday, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

About 11:35 p.m., dispatchers received reports of a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes near Lindon, according to a prepared statement from the UHP. A short time later, a collision was reported.

Teke Joseph Grondel, 28, of Plain City, who was unrestrained, was killed in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, a 22-year-old woman, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Troopers say they have a good idea which driver was going the wrong way, but “until we have 100% certainty, we will refrain from providing that detail at this time.”