Trailer whips, flips truck on I-15 stalling southbound travel

Truck flips over after trailer begins to whip on Interstate 15 near mile marker 22, Leeds, Utah, Oct. 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

LEEDS – A truck being towed on Interstate 15, near mile marker 22, rolled Sunday morning and halted southbound travel.

Just after 11 a.m., a man and his son were traveling southbound on I-15 in a white pickup truck that was towing a disabled white pickup truck on a trailer. As they neared mile marker 22, the trailer began to whip and then swung left into the cement barricade on the left side of I-15, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jesse Williams said.

Southbound traffic stopped on I-15 near milepost 22, Leeds, Utah, Oct. 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Southbound traffic stopped on I-15 near milepost 22, Leeds, Utah, Oct. 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The momentum caused the truck and the trailer to spin around and flip the towed truck onto its roof. The two trucks came to rest just before the overpass.

UHP, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Leeds Fire Department responded to the scene.

Factors that contributed to the rocking of the trailer were an excessive load and speed, Williams said.

Southbound traffic was diverted to one lane until the tow trucks arrived and then both lanes of southbound travel were stopped for around 10 minutes. Both lanes were reopened shortly after noon.

Both driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts. Both trucks and the trailer were towed.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • Mark Vinclio October 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    see it way too often because it will move it they think they can tow it. not when your load is heavier than the truck you pulling it with retards.

  • DAVE RABBITT October 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I happen to find your use of the term “retard”, to be socially reprehensible.
    (As an aside- I think that this may prove to be of some benefit, to you).

    • Koolaid October 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      The term “tard” is socially acceptable when used with the letter “U”. Hence the term “Utard” which describes politically and religiously brainwashed Utahans. The letter “D” (as seen on the hillside) could be combined with “tard” to make Dtard, short for “Dixietard” to describe the -tarded drivers, -tarded gun owners, -tarded pet owners, -tarded parents, -tarded kids, -tarded thieves, -tarded druggies, etc found in Dixie. Then you could combine D and U for the brainwashed -tarded Dixie bunch to make DUtards, a hybrid of Utard and Dtard. Sucks to be them.

      • Robb Willie October 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

        And this makes you what? I hated S. Utah because of the heat (din’t love the drivers either) so I moved to Alaska. What’s your problem you Idiot? Why stay if you hate it there? Move! Unless you are gutless? Or do you not have any control over your own life? No wonder you are angry, bitter and pathetic.

        • Koolaid October 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

          If you don’t like me (and others) here, then YOU should leave.

  • Bobber October 5, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    he’s right, the correct term is MENTALLY RETARDED…

    • Aiceyn October 6, 2014 at 6:41 am

      Koolaid and Bobber, neither term is socially acceptable to educated , socially compassionate people…

      • koolaid October 6, 2014 at 9:10 am

        In Utard nation, dark skinned people are inferior to the white and delightsome folk. Isn’t that written in some book? And of course, how offensive or socially unacceptable is it to refer to others’ religions as being whores of the devil? There are Utards and DUtards who hold these opinions of other people no matter how well those other people drive, how well they handle their firearms, how well their parenting skills are, how well a healthy lifestyle they live, how politically savvy they are and how well they treat their pets and livestock.

  • Zonkerb October 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I don’t have a masters degree in astrophysics does that make me a retard too.? Wow you must be quite superior to us normal folk eh.?

  • Ron Melancon October 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Wake up people we are towing with untested and defective towing systems. Go to dangerous trailers . org

  • Ron Melancon October 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    We are towing with defective towing systems.

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