FATAL ACCIDENT -- An 18-year-old Provo woman was killed in a collision on Interstate 15 near the University Parkway exit in Orem on Monday night.

The accident occurred at about 6:15 p.m., when the 18-year-old driver heading southbound on I-15 in the far right lane swervedto avoid rear-ending a car in front of her, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. She then lost control of her car as it rolled over several times across the median into the northbound lanes, where she was hit by a car heading northbound.

The 18-year-old woman was killed at the scene. The other driver was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

The northbound lanes were shut down for about an hour and half and traffic was routed at Center Street in Provo.

Troopers were not releasing the name of the 18-year-old until her family was notified.

The accident is still under investigation, but no one will be charged in the incident, police said.


CRASHES -- In addition to the above fatality, the Utah Highway Patrol reported at least six other accidents on Interstate 15 in the area of the exits of University Parkway and University Avenue.

At least one involved serious injuries.

Spokesman Doug McCleve said the cause of most accidents was black ice forming on the road and people driving too fast for weather conditions. No other information was available at the time of this report.