UPDATE: Names of victims in pedestrian-auto accident released, police seek witnesses

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ST. GEORGE – The  names of the pedestrians caught in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning have been released. The police are also asking anyone who witnessed the accident or may have stopped to render aid to contact them.

David and Leslee Henson, both 56, of St. George, were walking down the sidewalk of Dixie Drive, just north of Sunbrook Drive, around 9 a.m., Monday. At that time a vehicle travelling southbound was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and run into the couple.

David Henson was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center with severe injuries and pronounced dead at the hospital. Leslee Henson was transported by ground ambulance in serious condition, and was later transferred to a hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment.

The drivers of both vehicles were also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The St. George Police Department accident reconstruction team is still investigating the accident.

At the completion of the investigation, the case will be given to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for determination of possible criminal charges.

Witnesses sought

If you witnessed or stopped to render aid on the fatal accident on South Dixie Drive Monday, please contact Detective Sgt. Heidi Palmer with St. George Police at 435-627-4951.

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2 Comments

  • Randy Cosby March 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

    This is so sad. A good friend was there as the father lost the struggle to live, and this was probably caused by texting while driving. I need to be more attentive, I can’t imagine how it would feel to know I had caused something like this.

    I have a proposal. If you see me or someone else looking at our phone while driving, will you please give us three short beeps of the horn to help us refocus? Then maybe a friendly wave (all five fingers please!) to show your good intentions…

    Maybe this practice can catch on and we can all help avoid something so tragic.

    Share, create a meme, or whatever if you think this is a good idea.

  • Joanna March 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Any update on this? Is the careless fool who caused it going to charged?

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