Labor Day weekend begins with double-fatality collision in Kane County

KANE COUNTY – Two people were killed in a head-on collision Saturday on state Route 89, mile marker 8, near Big Water in Kane County.

The aftermath of a head-on collision on state Route 89 in Kane County, Utah, Aug. 30, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
The aftermath of a head-on collision on state Route 89 in Kane County, Utah, Aug. 30, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

The collision occurred at approximately 12:55 p.m., when an Acura and a Honda Civic were traveling on SR-89 in opposite directions, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The Acura was travelling northbound when it drifted into the southbound lanes for an unknown reason and hit the Honda Civic head-on.

The driver of the Acura, 53-year-old Jay Russell of Page, Arizona, was not wearing a seatbelt and died from his injuries.

The driver of the Civic, 78-year-old Richard Nutt of Douglas, Georgia, was wearing a seatbelt but also died from his injuries.

The two drivers were the only ones in the vehicles.

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

Photo shows traffic backed up as a result of the two-car collision   in Kane County, Utah, Aug 30, 2014.  | Photo courtesy of Wendy Morgan, St. George News
Photo shows traffic backed up as a result of the two-car collision in Kane County, Utah, Aug 30, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Wendy Morgan, St. George News

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1 Comment

  • bobber September 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    The cars don’t even look that mangled for a head-on.

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