Car crashes, rolls; driver missing

ST. GEORGE — Police are investigating Thursday following the discovery of an abandoned car that had crashed and rolled off Pioneer Parkway in Santa Clara Wednesday night.

“Sometime during the nighttime hours, we had a vehicle go off the road,” Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Nick Tobler said. “It appeared it was traveling eastbound toward St. George on Pioneer Parkway. Again, we’re not sure what the circumstances were.”

Authorities are investigating after a hiker discovered an abandoned vehicle that had crashed and rolled off Pioneer Parkway sometime Wednesday night, Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 17, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News
Authorities are investigating after a hiker discovered an abandoned vehicle that had crashed and rolled off Pioneer Parkway sometime Wednesday night, Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 17, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

The vehicle, a silver Dodge Neon, rolled and came to a rest in an embankment approximately 50 feet from where it left the roadway, Tobler said.

The vehicle was discovered at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday by someone hiking on a pathway in the area. Police said they are unsure of the exact time the crash occurred.

When the vehicle was found, the windshield was crushed, airbags were deployed, the engine was cold and the unknown driver was nowhere to be found in the area nor at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

It did not appear anyone had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash, Tobler said.

“We have the registered owner – his name,” Tobler said. “We’re unsure if he was the driver or not. We’re unable to make contact with him at this time.”

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, as this report is published.

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

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1 Comment

  • .... November 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Odds are it’s probaly some RealLowlife Dumbob with a drinking problem

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