IRON COUNTY – A single-vehicle accident occurred northbound on Interstate-15 Saturday, about the time Cedar City was receiving rainfall that would reach record levels. The accident resulted in injuries to both the driver and his passenger.
The driver, a 33-year-old man, was traveling with his pregnant wife in a silver Honda Accord northbound at mile post 58 on I-15 at 6:30 p.m. when he hit a large amount of standing water on the highway, lost control of the vehicle and hydroplaned off the road and into a tree.
While his wife suffered minor injuries, the driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Valley View Hospital in Cedar City via ambulance.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jalaine Hawkes said names of the injured parties have not been released.
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