ST. GEORGE – One man died Wednesday morning following a collision that occurred between a cement pump truck and a full-sized pickup truck near 1275 East on Red Hills Parkway.
Around 6:20 a.m., a cement pump truck was traveling eastbound on Red Hills Parkway. As the driver, a man, began to veer around the curve in the road just past 1275 East, the cement truck couldn’t make the turn for reasons unknown to investigators at this time, St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles said.
The cement pump truck then drifted into oncoming traffic and collided with a white, full-sized pickup truck heading westbound with a man driving and one passenger. The impact of the collision caused the cement truck to tip on its side.
St. George Police, St. George Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and Life Flight responded to the scene.
“Life Flight was on standby,” Giles said. “But were not needed for transport.”
Both eastbound and westbound traffic lanes from Industrial Road to 1300 East have been shut down and traffic is being diverted north through Industrial Road off Red Hills Parkway.
One man that was in the pickup truck was confirmed dead on-scene, Giles said, but it is unknown whether he was the driver or the passenger of the truck. St. George firefighters had to extract the other man from the pickup truck and he was then transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.
The driver of the cement truck self-transported to Dixie Regional also with injuries, as well with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.
Both vehicles will be towed.
It is unknown at this time what factors caused the accident to occur, Giles said, the accident reconstruction team is on scene evaluating evidence in order to determine how the vehicles collided and what factors may have contributed to the collision.
Update: As of 10:15 a.m. St. George Police report the roadways affected by this accident remain closed.
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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