WASHINGTON COUNTY – One young woman died and another was airlifted with critical head injuries after the vehicle they were driving rolled near milepost 34, between the Ranch-Black Ridge and Ranch-Snowfield exits, on southbound Interstate 15 Thursday afternoon.
At approximately 2:40 p.m. the two women were traveling southbound on I-15 just off the Black Ridge when, according to a witness, they were making the curve and attempting to pass a bus in the left lane. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle rolled off the hill about 30 feet, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Cooper said.
The driver was a 19-year-old female from Ogden and the passenger was a woman of about the same age, UHP Trooper John McMahon said. Further identifications are pending.
The woman who suffered critical head and other possible injuries was transported by Leeds Ambulance to the Snowfield exit from which Life Flight transported her to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
Both Cooper and McMahon, who attended to the scene with Leeds Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office, said neither of the women were wearing seat belts.
“We dont know if speed was a factor yet,” Cooper said. “All we know right now is that it was a passing and lose control scenario.”
“We will have more when we look into it,” McMahon said. “I will do all the measurements at the scene, do a diagram and have a tow truck flip it over and see if we find personal IDs to find out who the girls are,” he 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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