Rollover results in 1 extrication, 2 transported to hospital

IVINS – Two people were transported to the hospital Monday following a single-vehicle rollover on 400 South near the intersection of Old Highway 91 that required one man to be extricated from the wreckage.

Aftermath of a rollover on 400 South near Old Highway 91. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash that injured the driver and passenger, Ivins, Utah, Aug. 17, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Aftermath of a rollover on 400 South near Old Highway 91 in which two people were transported to the hospital, Ivins, Utah, Aug. 17, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 4:40 p.m., the driver of a Mazda pickup truck was eastbound on 400 South when she somehow lost control of the truck and left the roadway. Along the way, the truck crashed through a barbwire fence and flipped over.

The driver, a woman in her mid-40s, was knocked unconscious, while her passenger, a man also in his mid-40s, remained alert and conscious, Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said.

The man had to be extricated from the truck by firefighters while the unconscious woman did not have to be. Both were taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by Ivins Ambulance, Holt said.

Aftermath of a rollover on 400 South near Old Highway 91. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash that injured the driver and passenger, Ivins, Utah, Aug. 17, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Aftermath of a rollover on 400 South near Old Highway 91 in which two people were transported to the hospital, Ivins, Utah, Aug. 17, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

As this report is published, the extent of the injuries to the driver and the passenger are unknown, Holt said. The woman wasn’t wearing a seat belt, though the man was.

“It was still on him when they extricated him,” he said.

“Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor and the driver will be issued a citation for DUI,” Holt said.

Responding agencies included Santa Clara-Ivins Police, Ivins Fire, Ivins Ambulance and Santa Clara Fire.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger August 17, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    The rollovers this week is above average.

  • CaliGirl August 18, 2015 at 8:24 am

    “The driver, a woman in her mid-40s, was knocked unconscious” I believe they meant she was passed out. Idiot people.

  • anybody home August 18, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Another high point in southern Utah driving. Get the trash off the highways.

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