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Sheldon Taylor, 54, of Sandy, died yesterday afternoon after triggering a series of 3 accidents that snarled the afternoon commute on southbound Interstate 15. The first accident occurred at about 5500 South and the second one occurred at about 7800 South. Six vehicles were involved in these accidents as other drivers tried to get out of Taylor’s way.

Witnesses said that Taylor had been driving erratically before and during the accident sequences. He was observed speeding up and then slamming on his brakes and darting back and forth across lanes of travel. The final accident occurred at about 8500 South and involved Taylor and one other driver. Taylor’s small SUV struck a white car and both veered into a concrete barrier. Taylor’s vehicle then went back into traffic lanes where it rolled onto its top, killing Taylor who was not wearing a seat belt. No one else was seriously hurt in the accidents which occurred over a 5 minute period. Investigators are looking into whether a medical condition caused Taylor’s erratic driving.

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