A Utah truck driver died Monday night when his tractor-trailer struck the support of an overhead sign on Interstate 15 in Bountiful, Utah.
The Utah Highway Patrol said the driver was seriously hurt during the accident and later died at the hospital.
KSTU-TV reports that Troopers at the scene said the driver of the truck was likely suffered a medical problem before crashing.
The identity of the driver has not been released pending notification of his family, but police said he was a resident of the Salt Lake Valley.
Update on Bountiful semi crash: We have received confirmation that the driver passed away. At this point in our investigation, we know a medical problem contributed to the cause of the crash. However, we cannot say if the driver died from the medical problem or the crash. pic.twitter.com/47NJHR9n7k— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 18, 2018
Update on Bountiful semi crash: Troopers on scene are reporting that the driver was likely suffering from a medical problem prior to crashing.— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 18, 2018
Just getting word of a serious injury crash/possible fatality of a semi driver that crashed their semi into an overhead sign support and concrete barrier on I-15 in Bountiful. Additional details to follow. pic.twitter.com/utb0hm7j64— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 18, 2018