ST. GEORGE — A 59-year-old Arizona woman was killed in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on state Route 89 in Kanab Tuesday afternoon.
The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. on SR-89 at Johnson Canyon Road near milepost 55, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a statement released Wednesday.
A man driving a white 1996 Dodge pickup truck, pulling a large dump trailer filled with topsoil, was heading south on SR-89 and began to slow down in order to turn left.
As the driver slowed his vehicle and moved into the oncoming lane of traffic to start a left-hand turn into a driveway, “he realized that there was an oncoming vehicle that could not avoid his truck,” the UHP release states.
The oncoming vehicle, a 2013 red Hyundai Accent driven by 59-year-old Sharon L. McCoy from Kingman, Arizona, slammed into the Dodge head-on. The impact crushed the front driver’s side section of the Hyundai.
McCoy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed instantly, according to the UHP statement.
The man driving the Dodge, who also was not wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries.
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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