TOQUERVILLE — A pickup truck rolled after hitting a car on southbound Interstate 15 near the Toquerville exit Friday evening.
At approximately 5:40 p.m., a young man driving a white Ford pickup truck was traveling in the right lane southbound on I-15 near mile marker 27, just past the Toquerville exit, when the truck drifted toward the left lane. The truck’s front left fender hit the rear bumper of a black Hyundai Elantra four-door passenger car with two passengers inside: a female driver and a male passenger, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Hintze.
The driver of the truck overcorrected and turned his wheel to the right. As he veered off the shoulder of the highway, his truck hit a mound of dirt and rolled several times, landing in sagebrush and weeds.
Utah Highway Patrol, Leeds Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.
The driver of the truck was wearing his seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Both passengers in the car were uninjured.
“Seat belts in this case were a major factor in the outcome,” Hintze said. “Everyone was wearing their seat belts.”
The right lane of travel was closed down briefly as responders cleared the scene. The pickup truck was completely disabled and towed. The car was able to be driven away.
Speed and weather conditions were not contributing factors in this incident. The driver of the truck was issued a ticket for lane travel.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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