Taj Tanner Car Accident, Death – Both vehicles sustained significant damage after being involved in an accident early on Sunday morning on Interstate 15 at mile marker 18. The crash, which included a gray Honda Accord and a black Ford Fusion, forced the Fusion into the dirt median. Taj Tanner, who was driving the Ford Fusion at the time of the collision that took place at 10:57 a.m., related what happened.
“As I was driving up the motorway, the car in front of me was in the inside lane, and he was using his brakes really quickly. Tanner explained, “I was in the outside lane when all of a sudden he came over quickly and aggressively.” “He came over so hard and at such an angle that I thought he was turning into that dirt road (through the median).” Tanner claimed that he was responsible for the accident by hitting the front of the Honda, which resulted in the Ford driving off the road.
“I just went right off and down,” he recalled. “I didn’t even look back.” “I made an effort to keep my balance so that I wouldn’t roll over.” According to Trooper Taj Eldredge of the Utah Highway Patrol, both cars’ directions of travel on Interstate 15 at the time of the crash were northbound. The individual operating the gray Accord, who was located in the proper lane, swerved to avoid hitting the tire debris.
Tanner noticed that the Accord was applying heavy brakes and moved over to the left lane, according to Eldredge. However, the driver of the Accord also veered into the left lane, which caused a collision with the Fusion and sent it into the median. It was possible for the Accord to make it to the exit on the left side of the motorway. Eldredge stated that the airbags in both vehicles went off, and that there were no reports of casualties. Because of the accident, both vehicles sustained significant damage and needed to be hauled away from the scene.
Eldredge stated that a ticket was given to the driver of the Accord for failing to stay in their designated lane at all times. A number of emergency services, including the Utah Highway Patrol, the Leeds Area Ambulance, the Leeds Fire Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, rushed to the incident. This report, which is based on preliminary information supplied by law enforcement or other emergency responders, may not reflect the whole breadth of the findings as it was compiled based on that information.