SUV rolls after driver gets distracted by radio

Rollover on southbound I-15 near mile post 14, Washington, Utah, Aug. 9, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

WASHINGTON – A teenager was transported to the hospital after her SUV rolled on Interstate 15 Friday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., Friday, an SUV was traveling southbound on I-15 near mile post 14 when it veered off the road and hit a construction sign, causing the vehicle to roll, Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said. The driver, a 16-year-old female, was reportedly distracted by the radio when the accident occurred, he said.

Southbound I-15 was restricted to single-lane travel around the accident. The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m.

The driver was the sole-occupant of the vehicle and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

Ed. Correction Aug 10, 2013: Sourcing error. The Utah Highway Patrol issued a correction concerning the driver’s age. This article has been edited accordingly.

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Rollover on southbound I-15 near mile post 14, Washington, Utah, Aug. 9, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Rollover on southbound I-15 near mile post 14, Washington, Utah, Aug. 9, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

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5 Comments

  • Dan Lester August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Well, duuhhhh. Set the blasted buttons and no need to look at it. Even if you don’t set buttons, you can change stations without LOOKING at the stupid radio. Duuuuhhhhh.

  • John Doe August 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

    You might want to correct that little error, she is 16 not 60. And Dan sometimes you don’t know the layout if the radio and that’s where you look at the radio. Crap happens buddy.

    • Mori Kessler Mori Kessler August 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      We contacted the Utah Highway Patrol to double-check the age of the driver. The initial information we received was in error and the UHP issued a correction accordingly. The article above has been edited to reflect the correction.

  • John Doe August 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    She is my best friend. I think I would know. Look in the first picture. The girl sitting down is the victim. Does she look 60 to you?

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