Car left in neutral rolls off cliff near Airport Road

Blue Subaru Impreza in tow yard after rolling down side of hill near South Airport Road early Thursday morning, St. George, Utah, May 3, 2018 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Emergency personnel were called to Airport Road early Thursday morning to find a vehicle sitting upside-down on side of the hill above the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center.

Subaru Impreza sustains extensive damage after rolling down a hill near South Airport Road early Thursday morning, St. George, Utah, May 3, 2018 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

Just after midnight officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to South Airport Road involving a single-vehicle rollover involving a blue 2003 Subaru Impreza.

Upon arrival officers found the vehicle upside-down approximately 10 feet below the edge of the cliff, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said, adding that the driver was uninjured and waiting for help near the roadway.

The 17-year-old driver told officers that he was on the overlook just off of South Airport Road, Trombley said.

“(He) was outside of the vehicle getting something out of the trunk when the car started to roll forward,” she said.

Subaru Impreza sits in tow yard after rolling down hill near South Airport Road early Thursday morning, St. George, Utah, May 3, 2018 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

The driver also told officers he left the vehicle’s manual transmission in neutral when he got out of the car, and the emergency brake was not engaged.

The Subaru continued forward past the edge of the cliff and rolled approximately 10 feet down the side of the hill before coming to rest upside-down near several large boulders.

The vehicle was later pulled up from the side of the hill and towed from the scene, and the driver was not cited after the incident.

No injuries were reported.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. 

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4 Comments

  • mshaw May 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Looks like a insurance scam probably had a bad engine or transmission!

    • comments May 3, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      on an 03 impreza? pffffff, lol. People that go up there and park on that hill are usually up to something shady. Probly was meeting someone to buy drugs and got nervous and forgot to set the brake.

      • Striker4 May 4, 2018 at 1:04 am

        Oh wow you weren’t even there and with some gifted power you know exactly what happened eh comments ? lol ….you are amazing Bob ! they should call you the Amazing Prophet Bob !

        • comments May 4, 2018 at 2:09 pm

          No Dump, I’ve just been around a very long time. I’ve seen how people behave, and I’m not surprised by a lot anymore. Plus, I was 17 at one time just like this idiot in this article.

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