The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the driver who died in a crash connected to a Monday evening traffic jam on Interstate 15 during a multi-law enforcement agency chase of a bank robbery suspect.
UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said Maria Herrera, 18, of Layton, died in the 8:19 p.m. Monday crash in the northbound lanes of I-15, midway between Bountiful and Farmington.
Herrera was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy when she came upon the congested traffic too fast to stop. After veering into the left emergency lane and then over-correcting into the right lane, she collided first with a Hyundai passenger car and then spun into the back of a semi-tractor rig.