Trio escapes serious injury in Cedar Canyon rollover

Two men replace personal gear and other items in a pickup truck involved in a rollover accident in Cedar Canyon, near Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 6, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Three men in a pickup truck escaped injury in a rollover accident early Monday morning in Cedar Canyon.

According to Utah Highway Patrol investigators, the accident occurred around 7 a.m. on State Road 14, just past the Cedar Canyon Campground and right before the so-called “S-curve” in the road. The truck was heading up the canyon toward Cedar Breaks.

Utah Highway Patrol car at the scene of a rollover accident involving a pickup truck with three occupants, in Cedar Canyon, near Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 6, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

“The area was a little icy because of the temperatures and frost on the roadway,” UHP Sgt. Ryan Bauer told Cedar City News. “The driver lost control and the car rolled.”

The white pickup truck, which had Nevada license plates, came to a stop right-side up on the opposite side of the road, about 25 feet down a steep slope amid timber and tree branches.

Shortly after the accident, a passing driver picked up the truck’s three occupants and drove them into Cedar City, where they called 911 for help. Soon afterward, UHP Trooper Adam Gibbs drove two of the three men back to the site of the crash. The men collected items that had been thrown from the wrecked truck and placed them back inside the vehicle before a tow truck arrived.

A man replaces personal gear and other items in a pickup truck involved in a rollover accident in Cedar Canyon, near Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 6, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

No serious injuries were reported, but one of the three occupants indicated he had a possible concussion.

No citations were issued in connection with the crash, the UHP said.

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

  • comments November 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    i’d like to know the story on that tailgate

    • DB November 9, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      I’ll bet it’s a good one. In Texas, it would be called a redneck tailgate.

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