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Teen killed in crash that shut down I-15 near Centerville

Published: Thursday, June 27 2013 2:50 p.m. MDT

A 16-year-old girl was flown to an area hospital in extremely critical condition Thursday after a crash that shut down northbound I-15. (Shutterstock) A 16-year-old girl was flown to an area hospital in extremely critical condition Thursday after a crash that shut down northbound I-15. (Shutterstock)

CENTERVILLE — A 16-year-old girl was flown to an area hospital in extremely critical condition and later died Thursday after a crash that shut down northbound I-15.

The Utah Highway Patrol announced the teen had died about 8:15 p.m. Her name was not immediately released.

A piece of metal debris in the road near the Parrish Lane exit caused a minor crash that prompted three motorists to pull over into the emergency lane, UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said.

Around 12:50 p.m., after the motorists got out to exchange information, a Land Rover heading north struck the debris on the roadway.

"It veered to the right side and hit the three vehicles and three pedestrians associated with those vehicles," Johnson said.

One of the pedestrians was the 16-year-old girl, he said. The two other pedestrians were taken to an area hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the Land Rover was not injured.

Northbound I-15 was closed at Parrish Lane in Centerville until just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, as were northbound exit ramps at 2600 South, 500 South, 400 North and 500 West.

— Emiley Morgan

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