St. George, UT – SUV Crashes Down Embankment on I-15Utah Legal News
St. George, UT (May 23, 2019) – A fatal car accident took place on Wednesday, May 22nd on Interstate 15. The accident is reported to have occurred at around 6:00 in the evening.
Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol along with other emergency response crews arrived at the scene of an accident that involved an SUV that had rolled down an embankment and crashed into a tree on Interstate 15 near mile marker 101 in Beaver County.
According to preliminary reports, the SUV, a white Chevrolet Suburban, was driving southbound on Interstate 15 when the driver attempted to make a lane change. This resulted in the driver losing control of the SUV which then veered off the right-hand shoulder and rolled all the way to the bottom of a 50-foot embankment where it crashed into a tree before finally coming to a stop.
The SUV carried one driver and five additional passengers all of whom were headed home to California. Two of the passengers who were both 14-years-old were ejected from the vehicle. One of the teens was airlifted by Intermountain Life Flight to Dixie Regional Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. The other occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.
Law enforcement stated that a recent thunderstorm had made the roadways slick and that is believed to be the cause of the accident.
The identities of those involved and any updated medical condition on the 14-year-old passenger have not yet been made public.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to all those who were injured during this terrible accident.
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