ST. GEORGE – A head-on collision occurred this morning just before noon on state Route-9 at mile marker 23.5.
Lt. Steve Winward with Utah’s Department of Public Safety said that a Jeep Rubicon and a Ford Mustang crashed head on when the jeep was attempting to pass another car and struck the mustang. The mustang spun out and the Jeep went end over end and down an embankment.
The driver of the Jeep was flown to University Medical center in Las Vegas. He was listed in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.
Two occupants of the Mustang and the passenger from the Jeep were all three ground-transported to Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Winward said injuries suffered included broken bones and cuts and are expected to be released with minor injuries.
All occupants from both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.
Winward said that the two in the Jeep are from Toquerville, Utah, and the two in the Mustang are from Italy.
Updated 8:35 p.m. to include residences of the parties involved. Location first given by official statement described the location between Hurricane and Colorado City. That has been deleted. State Route 9 runs from Hurricane to Springdale and the accident occurred at the mile marker given along that route, as testified to by several St. George News citizens who passed the accident today.
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