Early morning driver smashes into backyard

A car sits smashed against a tree in St. George Sunday morning after crashing through a block wall and ending up in a resident's backyard. St. George, Utah, Sept. 25, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Shane Brown, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The news director of a local radio station group and his family were jarred awake Sunday morning by a car that went off the road behind their home, taking out a chain link fence and smashing through a block wall into their backyard.

A car is removed from a St. George back yard Sunday morning after crashing through a block wall and ending up in a resident's backyard. St. George, Utah, Sept. 25, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Shane Brown, St. George News
A car is removed from a St. George backyard Sunday morning after crashing through the resident’s block wall, St. George, Utah, Sept. 25, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Shane Brown, St. George News

“The vehicle left the roadway about 388 South Dixie Drive,” said St. George Police Lt. Doug Sargent. The 5 a.m. wreck left a severely damaged vehicle up against a tree in the yard of Shane and Sara Brown on Green Valley Lane. Shane Brown is the news director for Cherry Creek Radio.

“The loud crash woke me and my sister-in-law up,” said resident Sara Brown in a Facebook post. “I stayed in bed just listening because the noise had sort of gone with my crazy pregnancy dream and I wasn’t sure if I had really heard anything.”

Shortly after, her daughter came running and told her parents there was someone in their backyard.

“We quickly ran to the back doors and looked out,” Sara Brown said. “I could see the light on the dash reflecting on the shattered windshield and immediately said, ‘There is a car! They need help!’ and ran outside to see if everyone was okay. Shane called 911 and followed behind me.”

Sargent said both the male driver and his passenger were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with undisclosed minor injuries, adding that the driver was issued a citation for improper lane travel. Other details of the incident are still under investigation at the time of this report.

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

  • knobe September 26, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I’m kind of surprised such a small vehicle could still take out a block wall After pushing through a chain link fence .
    Sounds like no braking / someone having a medical episode ?

  • ladybugavenger September 26, 2016 at 8:42 am

    LOL! Gotta love the improper lane travel citations.

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