UTA worker Shelly Monson was in the right place at the right time driving home on I-15 when she noticed something that didn’t look quite right to her.
“When I got to about the Kaysville exit, I saw somebody walking on the freeway by the overpass of 200 North, and that’s not normal,” Monson said about the teenager on the overpass.
She watched the teenager lift their leg over the barrier of the overpass and that’s when she jumped into action. “I cut freeway traffic in my staff car, and threw it in park,” Monson said. “I hooked her leg and her arm and I said, ‘Please don’t, please don’t,’ and I got her down, and I held her until the cops got there.”
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