CEDAR CITY — A 62-year-old man was killed Thursday night after he was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 71.
Just before midnight, Tomasi Toutai, of Fontana, California, was traveling in the outside lane northbound on I-15 in a 2007 white Chevy Cobalt. As he neared milepost 71, for an unknown reason he swerved to the left, which caused the vehicle to slide sideways into the median, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said .
The car continued to slide sideways and then began to roll, and Toutai was ejected from the vehicle. The car rolled across southbound I-15 and onto the frontage road, where it came to rest on its side.
Toutai was not wearing his seatbelt. His death was caused by the injuries he suffered from being ejected. No evidence was found indicating contributing factors to the accident or why Toutai swerved to the left, Royce said.
Toutai’s family members have been notified.
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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