- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities have identified a wrong-way driver who died after crashing into a barrier on a Salt Lake City on-ramp.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Tvzp82) that the Utah Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Carl Olsen, of Taylorsville, was traveling the wrong direction Friday morning on the 900 South on-ramp to I-15.

Lt. Beau Mason says Olsen’s vehicle lost control, hit a concrete wall and then rolled over.

Olsen was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car.

He died from his injuries.

Nobody else was hurt.

The crash led to off-ramps being blocked to traffic for several hours.

Mason says he believes the victim would have survived had he been using a seat belt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

It’s not clear if impairment was a factor.


Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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