Man Killed in Truck Rollover Accident on I-15 near Kanarraville, UT
Kanarraville, UT -- October 2, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where a truck crashed and overturned off I-15.
Washington County officials said that the incident happened at around 4:40 p.m. on I-15 near mile marker 35, just outside of Kanarraville.
It appears that a man was in a Ford truck pulling two trailers. One of the trailers began to whip out of control, eventually causing the pickup to run off-road and overturn.
The man driving the truck died as a result of the crash. It appears no one else was involved. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Truck Rollover Accident on I-15 in Kanarraville
Some of the images of the wreckage I've seen were shocking, to say the least. The vehicle is virtually unrecognizable and is more or less flattened. Just to be clear, I don't have any special information about this crash beyond what's available to the public. But looking at just how badly damaged the vehicle was, I can't help wondering if that's due to the severity of the crash or due to the vehicle's poor construction.
Something that authorities rarely look into is vehicle design and manufacturing flaws. In the past, there have been vehicles which would fail to withstand a rollover, causing the roof to cave in far too easily. People can get seriously hurt or killed in a crash where someone in a safer vehicle would likely be okay. Could it be that something like that happened here? At the very least, experience tells me it would be prudent to ensure experienced investigators are looking into that possibility.