Crash results in serious injuries after driver clips car while going 100 mph on I-15

A Volvo passenger car is totaled following a crash on Interstate 15 in Iron County Utah, April 30, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man was flown to the hospital after police say he hit another car while speeding on Interstate 15 in Iron County Monday.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash on Interstate 15 in Iron County Utah, April 30, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

Utah Highway Patrol responded to the crash just before noon near mile marker 89 on I-15 involving a white Volvo passenger car and a maroon Ford passenger car.

“We had one person driving way too fast – witnesses were saying around 100 mph,” UHP Sgt. Ryan Bauer said, referring to the driver of the Volvo.

The driver of the Ford was in the inside lane and noticed the Volvo coming up from behind, Bauer said, noting that the Ford’s driver attempted to move to the outside lane to get out of the way of the speeding Volvo.

As the Ford was moving lanes, the driver of the Volvo passed it on the left too soon, clipping the car and sending both vehicles off the road.

The Volvo flipped and rolled several times, Bauer said, and the Ford landed against a barbed wire fence.

A Volvo passenger car is totaled following a crash on Interstate 15 in Iron County Utah, April 30, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

The man driving the Volvo was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. His condition was unknown to Bauer at the time of this report.

A female passenger in the Ford was also injured and was transported by ground to the hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

As the driver of the Volvo is in the hospital, no charges or citations have been issued.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and disabled following the crash. The incident did not result in any road closures, Bauer said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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5 Comments

  • DesertBill April 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    It is too bad that he is hurt. But considering the damage he caused, and worse, what might have happened, I hope he is prevented from driving for a long time.

    • mesaman April 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      It is standard procedure for Utah drivers to stay in the inside lane regardless. That’s what probably shook up the Volvo driver when the Ford driver decided to move into the proper lane of travel.

  • utahdiablo April 30, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Yeah, going at least 100 MPH, what can happen….80 is way to damn fast UDOT, and most “drivers” on the I-15 are going way beyond that speed…this could have been much worse as to taking out more than just 2 cars….more UHP need to be deployed ( with firm enforcement ) before more of this happens….slow the hell down

  • mmsandie May 1, 2018 at 8:33 am

    How can they say no citations were issued.. going 100 mph is considered speeding..

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