ST. GEORGE – A driver lost control and rolled his vehicle this morning on Snow Canyon Parkway.
Around 8 a.m. a car heading into St. George from Ivins was just past the roundabout marking the boundary between St. George and Ivins city limits, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said, when, according to witnesses, the vehicle began to fishtail on loose gravel. The car veered off the road and up an embankment and ultimately went through a railing alongside the roadway. The car rolled and finally came to a stop in a wash.
The driver of the vehicle and passenger came out of the crash with relatively minor injuries, Despain said. The driver declined to be transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, while the passenger was taken by ambulance as a precaution after complaining about back pain.
Despain said road work had recently been done on that portion of Snow Canyon Parkway, resulting in loose gravel on the roadway. The loose gravel, coupled with the driver of the car allegedly speeding, were the likely causes of the crash, Despain said, as the driver was cited for speeding.
The wash near the Ivins roundabout was also the scene of another vehicle rollover on Feb. 25, 2013.
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