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Don Smith, 72, killed in pedestrian collision on Interstate 15 in Sandy, Utah

Modified Date: 
Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:51am
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015

Millcreek man fatally injured after exiting car following I-15 crash

A Millcreek man involved in a collision on Interstate 15 died after he got out of his car to check on the other driver and was hit by a passing vehicle, the Utah Highway Patrol says. 

Man dies following pedestrian collision in Sandy Friday night

He emphasized that individuals in such scenarios should always stay in their cars and wait for officers to arrive at the scene.

Man dies diverting traffic from I-15 wreck

Utah Highway Patrol trooper, Sgt. Richard Nielson says the area is known to be dangerous for motorist, "I don't' know if it's the merging off of 90th or people trying to get off on 72 around I-215 around this bend. I don't know what the deal is, but we have a large volume of crashes in this area all the time."

The fatal crash victim was identified as Don Smith, 72. Smith was driving a Chevy Silverado that crashed with an Acura about 9:25 p.m. Friday on northbound I-15. He was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross the highway. Smith was transported to Intermountain Medical Center, where he died.


People Involved: 
Don Smith
Interstate 15

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