I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge. (UDOT photo)
(St. George, UT) - The Utah Department of Transportation public information officer Kevin Kitchen reports I-15 was reopened at 4:45AM after being closed in both directions near the Utah-Arizona border by Arizona authorities. The closure was ordered following the suicide of a bank robbery suspect during a traffic stop.
The suspect, identified as Troy Eugene Williams, 43 of Punta Gorda, Florida, was stopped by Arizona DPS officers around 1:00PM. He had been living with family in Las Vegas and was reported as a missing/endangered person, considered armed and dangerous by Las Vegas Metro Police.
No explosives or hazardous materials were found inside the suspect's vehicle.