Authorities suspect drowsy driving responsible for North Salt Lake crash

Authorities suspect drowsy driving to blame for SLC crash on I-215. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — A 21-year-old man could face charges after crashing a box truck into a concrete barrier on westbound Interstate 215 early Wednesday morning.

The driver was coming back from Davis County using westbound I-215.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers believe the crash is a result of drowsy driving.

At 4:30 a.m. the man slammed into the concrete barrier.

The crash could have been far worse, troopers say, but luckily there were no other cars on the road when the crash happened.

Westbound I-215 was closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

The ensuing backup stretched for miles. This was a horrible time of morning for the interstate to be closed.

At 8 a.m. the scene was cleared and traffic began to flow through the corridor once again.

Authorities advise that you use caution this Memorial Day weekend, especially while traveling through construction zones.

"We've all experienced getting drowsy while we're driving, said Sgt. Nate Powell of the Utah Highway Patrol. "As soon as you feel that drowsiness come on, that's when you need to pull over and do something about it."

The driver was alone and not hurt in the crash.

Authorities say the driver could potentially face charges.

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