New Harmony, UT (August 10, 2021) – The Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of the driver of a Nissan Rogue who died when his sport utility vehicle collided with a commercial vehicle on Interstate 15 on the morning of Sunday, August 8th.
The deceased has been identified as 77-year-old Robert McCracken, a resident of South Jordan.
A statement from the Utah Highway Patrol, the fatal accident took place at about 9:45 a.m. when the driver of a northbound Chevrolet Cruze fell asleep at the wheel near New Harmony and drifted towards the righthand side of the roadway.
The Cruze made contact with the driver-side rear tires of a commercial truck hauling a cargo trailer that had been traveling next to it. The driver of the Cruze then lost control and came to stop in the middle of the lane.
The truck slowed down to avoid striking the Cruze, causing a silver Nissan Rogue to crash into the back of the commercial trailer. The driver of the Nissan died on impact and the passenger was transported by paramedics to a local hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the commercial vehicle was uninjured.”
Traffic was restricted to one lane for almost three hours for the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Robert McCracken, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
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