ST. GEORGE — A head-on collision between two trucks on state Route 18 sent one man to the hospital this morning.
At around 9 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a Nissan Frontier and a full-size GMC pickup on SR-18 near the north end of The Ledges development. The Frontier, traveling south, crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the GMC, which was traveling north, St. George Police Department Sgt. Sam Despain said.
The collision caused the GMC to roll and land on its top. The Frontier did not roll, but both trucks were totaled.
The man driving the Frontier was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical center with severe injuries. The man driving the GMC was uninjured. No other passengers were in either vehicle.
The St. George Police Department has been unable to confirm why the truck crossed over into oncoming traffic because they have not been able to speak with the driver yet, due to the nature of his injuries, Despain said. However, he said, the St. George Police Department will continue investigating the cause of the accident.
SR-18 was closed for a time, as responders had to clear the road and remove the GMC truck.
Besides the St. George Police Department, the St. George Fire Department, as well as Gold Cross Ambulance, assisted with the accident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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