Rainy night collision sends 2 vehicles spinning

Two vehicles collided in the intersection of 400 East and 700 South on a rainy night, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Brittney Chubbs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two vehicles collided at the intersection of 400 East and 700 South in St. George late Tuesday night, sending both vehicles spinning in the rain.

Two vehicles collided in the intersection of 400 East and 700 South on a rainy night, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Brittney Chubbs, St. George News
Two vehicles collided in the intersection of 400 East and 700 South on a rainy night, St. George, Utah, Jan. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Brittney Chubbs, St. George News

Around 11:25 p.m., a woman driving a 2013 Nissan Sentra was traveling south on 400 East and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 700 South, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said.

As the driver of the Nissan started to make the turn without properly looking, Holmes said, she turned directly in front of a 2008 Ford Escape traveling north on 400 East.

The impact from the two vehicles colliding sent both vehicles spinning in the middle of the rainy intersection until they came to rest facing the opposite direction, Holmes said, leaving both vehicles completely disabled.

No injuries were reported as a result of the collision, Holmes said.

The Nissan sustained extensive front-end damage from the impact, causing airbags in the vehicle to deploy. The Ford was severely damaged on the drivers side of the vehicle, including extensive damage to the front axle and side panel, but airbags in the Ford did not deploy, Holmes said.

Both vehicles were rendered inoperable and were towed from the intersection.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra was issued a citation for improper lookout, Holmes said.

Traffic was diverted around the crash for approximately 25 minutes while police and emergency personnel cleared the scene.

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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