Deceased woman identified in no-seat belt fatality on I-15

Fatal crash on I-15 near Leeds, Utah, Oct. 9, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of a woman killed Thursday in a rollover on Interstate 15 near Leeds and Silver Reef.

Fatal crash on I-15 near Leeds, Utah, Oct. 9, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
Fatal crash on I-15 near Leeds, Utah, Oct. 9, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

At approximately 2:39 p.m., Angel Stringfellow, 19, of Ogden, was driving a black 1997 Honda Civic southbound on I-15 near milepost 34 with a 19-year-old female passenger, also of Ogden, riding in the vehicle with her. The Honda was in the right-hand lane, passing a large passenger bus, when Stringfellow apparently lost control of the vehicle, according to information from UHP. The Honda slid off the right side of the freeway, traveled down a steep embankment and rolled into a large juniper tree. The vehicle came to rest on its left side, facing north. Neither Stringfellow nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of accident. Both were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.

Stringfellow was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in the vehicle was transported by Life Flight to Dixie Regional Medical Center and is in critical condition at the time of this publication.

Speed, though not excessive, and poor tires on the front of the vehicle are being investigated as having possibly influenced the outcome of the crash.

If worn, seat belts could have saved a life in this crash,” a statement from UHP said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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17 Comments

  • Brett October 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    So young. RIP. Prayers are with her family.

  • T October 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I feel bad for her and her family, but look at those front tires, they are completely bald.

  • Floyd Kitchen October 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I don’t understand people driving any where with bald front tires such as these. Sad situation that could have been prevented plus no seat belts usage…

  • CALI GIRL October 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    WHENEVER THERE IS MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE DRUG TESTS ARE TAKEN WHATS UP WITH THAT. WAS IT NOT DONE? ONLY IN UTAH!!!
    IS THIS POOR PARENTING, A JUNKIE, A DRUNK OR JUST A STUPID GIRL.
    WAKEUP UTAH ON THE SPOT DRUG TESTS..PRAYERS FOR THE SURVIVOR’S FAMILY, HOPE YOU SUE THE PANT’S OFF THIS GIRLS FAMILY.

    • realitycheck October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

      What the HELL are you talking about? Cali girl, more like stupid girl.Your post shows YOU are the one in need of a spot drug test.

    • brad October 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Your a dumb b….*! You know nothing of the driver. She never touched drugs or alcohol, yeah it was dumb they did not have the seatbelts on and because of that little thing i lost my friend
      *Ed. ellipses

    • LeeAnn October 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Please do not assume you know the factors. I know this family well and they are grieving beyond anything you will understand. Your comments if seen by them only makes both families hurt worse. You do not know the truths or factors. Just pray for all involved.

  • Mary October 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Excellent story details and photos .
    This site is clearly wayyyyyy better than any other news sources in the county .
    It could end up the primary one in a few years .

    Sadly many young people are lucky to have rent money .
    I suspect car expenses often come in last after rent , groceries and utilities .
    Condolences to the families .

    thank-you StG News !

  • Robb Willie October 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Two families destroyed.

  • Bobber October 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Maybe whoever inspected the car thought they were racing slicks? Those inspectors aren’t always real bright…

  • brad October 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    She was one of my best friends and she going to see me last night but never made it, i will miss you Angel

    • Bobber October 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Did you know about the tires?

    • Lance October 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Sorry for your loss, so young.

  • LeeAnn October 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I am a friend of the family of the girl who died in this car accident. Do not assume alcohol or drugs. That was NOT a factor. The world is so quick to judge teens or their parents for anything that goes wrong now days. It was an ACCIDENT not done intentionally. Suing an already grieving family does NOTHING. Angel was a beautiful and bright young lady and her mother is a good parent. Judge not.. Instead how about offering a kind word for both families or even a prayer. Poor judgement or lack of finances for new tires or whatever may have happened does not constitute someone slamming these young woman or her family. Also for the love of God don’t assume and publicly write such crap for them to have to read.

    • Bobber October 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      I’m curious of who passed the inspection on the car w/ tires that are likely yrs old?

      • The Rest Of The Story October 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        That was the first thing that crossed my mind as well. Whoever did the safety inspection on the last registration needs to be investigated.
        My condolences to the family.

  • Bobber October 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    would be nice to see the speed limit reduced on those curves up there also… RIP

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