WASHINGTON CITY – The driver of an SUV traveling southbound on Interstate 15, just prior to the Green Springs Exit 10, lost control as her vehicle rolled down the hill, through a fence, and over the side of the embankment and came to rest 45 feet below the Interstate.
The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 3:19 p.m. when the Ford Explorer SUV’s tire separated, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lars Gardner said. The driver lost control and rolled the vehicle off the highway.
There were two Washington County female occupants in the SUV – one woman and one child.
The driver’s daughter was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with what the UHP trooper described as minor injuries.
“The child was complaining of some back pain,” Gardner said. “She was screaming very well.”
The driver was cited for not having the child’s seatbelt properly secured, Gardner said. She was also cited for another offense that was not specified; Gardner said it was unrelated to the accident.
Southbound traffic was slowed to a crawl for some time.
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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