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.
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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