Mechanical issues send vehicle spinning on I-15 during rainstorm

Extensive front-end damage resulting from an accident on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 6, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver lost control and went into a spin as a result of equipment failure on Interstate 15 during a rainstorm Tuesday night.

Just after 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on I-15 northbound near mile marker 6 and found a white Toyota Camry sitting in the median of the freeway facing west, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Seth Spencer said.

Extensive front end damage resulting from a single-car accident on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 6, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
Extensive front end damage resulting from a single-car accident on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 6, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The 26-year-old male driver was uninjured and it appeared to officers that he had lost control of his vehicle and was sent spinning until his car came to rest in the grassy median, Spencer said.

The driver explained that he was having mechanical issues with his car just before losing control, Spencer said. So it doesn’t appear to be weather related.

No injuries were reported. Utah Highway Patrol tended to the scene while two officers from the St. George Police Department assisted with traffic control by closing the left lane of the freeway while debris was cleared.

No citations were issued in this incident.

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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2 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Mechanical failures? Was he texting? Ohhhh there hasn’t been a medical episode in a while, everybody healthy and obeying the warnings on their meds?

  • .... January 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Accidents like this happen all the time when it involves open book test driver’s from Arizona

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