Big Rig Struck in Rash of Shootings on Utah Interstate, Caution Urged as Suspect Still At-Large

Juab County, UT — A TForce semi hauling triples was among several vehicles struck in a series of shootings along Interstate 15 in Utah this week.

According the the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), at least four vehicles were struck in the early morning hours on Tuesday between Nephi and Scipio.




 

The suspect, police say, is still at large.

UHP stated three of the vehicles that were struck were traveling southbound on I-15 while one was headed northbound around 3:15 a.m.

Police confirmed two individuals from those vehicles were injured in the incident and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The identities of the victims were not released by officials.

However, local outlet FOX13 reported one of the victims struck was an elderly woman who “didn’t know she had been shot before ending up at the Flying J gas station in Nephi.”




 

Witnesses inside the Flying J stated they saw the elderly woman enter the Flying J asking for help, but did not appear to be “significantly hurt.”

Once the sun rose, FOX13 cameras were able to catch a TForce semi — hauling triples — being towed away near the Millard County line.

According to FOX13, the semi was one of the vehicles involved in the shooting.

It was unclear if the driver of the truck was one of the victims injured in the incident or if bullets caused any damage to the vehicle.

 

UHP stated it is actively seeking leads to locate the suspect, who seemed to be shooting at vehicles “randomly” along the interstate.

“We are dealing with an individual that is shooting at people randomly,” Sgt. Cameron Roden with UHP told FOX13. “And we are dealing with a firearm here so we still have got a lot of investigation to go, but information is what we’re looking for the most right now.”


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Sgt. Roden also told KSL NewsRadio that investigators will talk to businesses nearby where the shootings occurred, as well as pull footage from Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) cameras in attempts to find more information about the suspect’s vehicle.

“Some of the witnesses have reported that the vehicle came up quickly behind them and, as they passed, fired rounds at them and quickly continued past them,” Sft. Roden stated.




 

Witnesses describe the vehicle involved in the shootings to be a light colored SUV, such as a Jeep Cherokee.

The last report was that the suspect’s vehicle was traveling southbound on I-15; however, the last reported vehicle that was shot was northbound, UHP said.

Officials are urging the public to be alert in the area and report any suspicious activity.

If anyone has information about or witnessed the shooting incident, they are urged to contact the UHP dispatch at (801) 887-3800.

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