Pileup on Sunset Boulevard occurs after driver rear ends minivan

ST. GEORGE — A driver following too closely led to a three-car pileup on Sunset Boulevard Monday afternoon, police said.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a three-vehicle pileup on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Nov. 27, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

St. George Police responded to the crash involving a black Chrysler passenger car, a burgundy Kia minivan and a white Honda minivan at 1:11 p.m.

The Chrysler was eastbound on Sunset Boulevard near Family Pawn Sunset when it hit the Kia from behind, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

The impact of the rear-end collision pushed the Kia into the Honda ahead of it, Trombley said.

Responding medical personnel transported the driver of the Chrysler to Dixie Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

No other injuries were reported among the other people involved in the crash.

A Honda minivan sustained minor damage in a three-vehicle pileup on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Nov. 27, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

The driver of the Chrysler received a citation for following too closely, Trombley said.

The Chrysler was lodged into the back of the Kia, and both vehicles were heavily damaged. The Honda minivan appeared to sustain minor rear-end damage.

Traffic was slowed in the area of the collision as emergency personnel cleaned up debris and wreckers removed the Chrysler and Kia from the road.

St. George Fire Department also responded to the incident.

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

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5 Comments

  • Uncle Lenny November 27, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    What do you suppose is going to happen to our insurance rates?
    Not a day goes by without something like this in the SG news.
    Please drive aware!

  • mmsandie November 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I,m scared to drive on sunset, Dixie , river rd, mall dr.. what’s left? Home delivery?

  • utahdiablo November 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Sad to say you cannot drive anywhere here in any of the cities limits within washington county without breaking in a nervous sweat looking in every direction every moment to avoid these stupid aholes who refuse to drive carefully….so yes your insurance rates ( along with everything else auto related ) will continue to increase with no end in sight….southern Utah, has become southern California…. you asked for it

  • comments November 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    i saw the backup. silly me, i thought they had closed a lane for roadwork. good ol’ stg drivers won’t let you down when it comes to crashes

  • Harold S. November 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I have lived in several different ares in the U.S and have found some of the worst drivers I have ever encountered in St. George. Almost daily I see not just one driver but also a second car behind them hurrying to get through a red light and both vehicles end up running the red light. I have to wait 3-4 seconds before I even dare enter an intersection on a green for fear that I will be struck by a red light runner. Then the impatient driver behind me lays on the horn because I didn’t move right when the light turned green. Even when I follow the car in front of me at a safe distance, all I am doing in allowing a gap for some impatient driver to cut in front of me then abruptly slam on the breaks when traffic ahead slows or stops. People need to slow down and pay attention to the traffic control devices as well as the cars in front of them.

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