ST. GEORGE — A semi truck ran over a tow strap on Interstate 15 in St. George late Wednesday afternoon, causing the vehicle to crash into the center divider.

Screenshot of a UDOT traffic camera shows emergency vehicles responding to a crash on Interstate 15 near mile marker 10, Washington County, Utah, Feb. 28, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden said the incident happened at approximately 4:15 p.m. on the southbound side of I-15 near the Green Spring Drive exit. The truck was bobtailing, meaning it did not have any trailers attached.

Roden said the vehicle was approaching mile marker 10 when “a tow strap that was on the roadway wrapped around its driveline, freezing it up.”

That in turn caused the driver to lose control of the truck, which spun to the left and hit the concrete barrier twice, Roden added. The truck reportedly came to rest on the left side of the roadway pointing in the opposite direction.

“They are off the roadway to the left but they had the left lane closed while they had the tow (truck) on scene,” Roden told St. George News.

No injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved, he said.

In addition to Utah Highway Patrol troopers, personnel from Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Department of Transportation Incident Management also responded to the scene, as did a heavy duty tow truck crew. Traffic on I-15 experienced moderate delays while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Roden said the roadway was expected to be fully cleared by approximately 6:30 p.m.

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