Authorities release name of man killed in Southern Parkway accident

The remains of a Corvette after a fatal crash on state Route 7 just west of River Road, St. George, Utah, Oct. 25, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of a man who died Saturday afternoon on state Route 7, also known as Southern Parkway, after driving his Corvette at a high rate of speed, launching the vehicle airborne and crashing it into a guardrail just west of River Road.

The remains of the Chevy Corvette after the crash that killed Colin D. Wiest, 32, of St. George, on state Route 7 just west of River Road, Utah, Oct. 25, 2014| Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
The remains of a Corvette after a fatal crash on state Route 7 just west of River Road, St. George, Utah, Oct. 25, 2014| Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

The driver of the Corvette, confirmed dead at the scene, has been identified as Colin D. Wiest, 32, of St. George, according to a statement released Sunday by UHP.

The medical status of the passenger in the Corvette, Dustin L. Cummings, 27, of Washington City, was unknown as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the statement.

UHP investigators have been performing further accident reconstruction at the crash scene Sunday to determine how fast the Corvette was speeding, UHP Sgt. Danny Ferguson said.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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


Read full story here: 1 dead, 1 critical after SR-7 accident; speed suspected factor 


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5 Comments

  • Tom October 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Very sad and tragic. They were much too young. May this be a lesson that traffic laws are there to protect yourself and others and even if you feel comfortable going past those limits don’t do it! You never know how many people you will hurt both physically and mentally.

  • Ron October 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Yes, much too young to die, but certainly old enough to have better sense than to endanger themselves and others with this foolish, thoughtless behavior.

  • just saying October 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    WHAT?????? There are driving laws that we have to follow here in St. George. No way.

  • Zonkerb October 26, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I hope no desert turtles were hurt no sympathy from me for the driver you want to act like … then accept the consequences of your stupidity
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • sk October 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Prayers and comfort to the families during this difficult time….

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