Virginia man killed, another man critically injured on side of I-15

Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 7:40 p.m. MDT

The driver of this Honda Civic apparently fell asleep about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and hit the driver of a tow truck and the driver of a semitrailer who were standing on the side of I-15 near Lehi, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. One of the men was killed and the other was hospitalized in extremely critical condition. The driver of the Civic was not injured.

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LEHI — A Virginia man was killed and another man critically injured early Saturday when the driver of a car who apparently fell asleep struck them on the side of I-15, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.

Boyd Miles, 42, of Franklin County, Virginia, was dragged about 150 feet and died at the scene.

Christopher Crandall, 23, also from Franklin County, was thrown over jersey barriers onto a nearby frontage road. He was flown by medical helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo in "extremely critical condition."

The men had been traveling in a semitrailer that had broke down and was on the shoulder of southbound I-15 near Lehi. A tow truck driver was hooking the semi up to his vehicle about 2:30 a.m. when the three men were struck by a Honda Civic driven by James Warren, 27, of Lehi, according to the UHP.

Miles and Crandall were standing outside when they were hit. The tow truck driver was underneath the semi hooking it up to his truck. He was treated for minor injuries at the scene.. Warren was uninjured, the UHP said.

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