Car goes flying off I-15 off-ramp

An Acura passenger car rests against a tree after rolling off I-15, St. George, Utah, Sept. 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man who police say was observed speeding escaped injury after his car went flying off the road as he exited I-15 onto St. George Boulevard Monday evening.

The scene of a crash involving an Acura passenger car rolling off Interstate 15, St. George, Utah, Sept. 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Utah Highway Patrol responded to the single-vehicle rollover involving a gray Acura passenger car at the southbound Exit 8 I-15 off-ramp at approximately 6:30 p.m.

“We have witnesses that say this vehicle was traveling in excess of the speed limit,” UHP trooper Austin Ipson said. “At the time, it was raining, and the vehicle ran off the road, overturned and came to rest against a tree.”

The driver, who was the only person in the car, was able to exit the car and was walking around at the scene of the crash. He told St. George News that when he hit his brakes, the car started sliding then went off the road.

The spot where the car went off the road was visibly disturbed. Dirt was kicked up as the car went down a rocky embankment before it came to rest on its side up facing the opposite direction against the tree.

An Acura passenger car rests against a tree after rolling off I-15, St. George, Utah, Sept. 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Medical personnel from St. George Fire Department arrived to evaluate the driver, but he did not complain of any injuries.

“Medical has cleared him to go,” Ipson said.

The Acura was in inoperable condition and had to be towed from the scene.

Firefighters remained on scene to direct traffic around the area of the crash as police investigated the incident.

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

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3 Comments

  • LunchboxHero September 4, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Does anyone know whether he was able to successfully send his text before the vehicle careened off the road?

    • mesaman September 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      No Nevada plates? On the most dangerous weekend of the year? Strange, isn’t it?

  • Striker4 September 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I hope the tree is ok and no rocks were dislodged from their resting place

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