Police respond to cluster of collisions; 2 men transported to hospital

An allegedly fatigued driver rolled the Ford truck she was driving on 1450 South, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police officers were busy with a cluster of collisions in the early morning hours Thursday as they responded to two separate rollovers, which resulted in two men being transported to the hospital for treatment of the injuries they sustained.

An alleged fatigued driver rolled the Ford truck she was driving on 1450 South, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News
An allegedly fatigued driver rolled the Ford truck she was driving on 1450 South, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

Drowsy driving

The first rollover occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. near 2200 East and 1450 South in St. George.

A 23-year-old woman, driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck, was traveling east on 1450 South when she drifted off the road, causing the Ford truck to flip onto its side, according to a press statement by the St. George Police Department issued Thursday.

The driver of the Ford truck walked away from the collision and was uninjured, according to the statement.

“It is believed the driver was fatigued which contributed to the cause of this accident,” the Police Department said.

The driver was issued a citation for improper lane travel.

Two men were transported to the hospital following a suspected DUI rollover on 270 East, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News
Two men were transported to the hospital following a suspected DUI rollover on 270 East, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

Suspected DUI

The second rollover occurred at approximately 5 a.m. near 270 E. Riverside Dr.

The driver, a 47-year-old man, and his 31-year-old male passenger, were traveling north on 270 East, according to the statement, when the Chevrolet Blazer they were traveling in drifted off the road and rolled.

Both men were transported to the hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

“It is believed that alcohol and speed were factors in this accident,” the department said.

The driver was issued a citation for improper lane travel and driving under the influence, according to the statement.

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

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2 Comments

  • My Evil Twin March 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Oh for heaven sakes, two crashes more than two hours apart, and you are calling it a cluster? Give us all a break from sensationalist crap, and do some straight news reporting.
    You guys usually do a much better job than this!

  • Mesaizacd March 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Oh for heavens sake. That’s all you ever do is cry about everything. whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa go back out and play in you sand box.!

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