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.
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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