Brigham City man dead after I-15 accident near Willard

Brigham City resident Brandon P. Phillips, 25, is dead after his vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck truck on I-15 near Willard in Box Elder County Tuesday afternoon.

Utah Highway Patrol officials say traffic had slowed because of an accident further ahead when Phillips’ 2002 Dodge Neon slammed into the back of the truck driven by 38 year-old David Townsend from Nampa, Idaho a little after 5 p.m.

UHP officials say it appears the Phillips didn’t notice the slower traffic or that the semi-truck had slowed to a stop. Phillips’ Neon impacted the truck at freeway speeds, killing him instantly.

Townsend was uninjured in the crash.

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