ST. GEORGE — Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of a man who died Saturday afternoon on state Route 7, also known as Southern Parkway, after driving his Corvette at a high rate of speed, launching the vehicle airborne and crashing it into a guardrail just west of River Road.
The driver of the Corvette, confirmed dead at the scene, has been identified as Colin D. Wiest, 32, of St. George, according to a statement released Sunday by UHP.
The medical status of the passenger in the Corvette, Dustin L. Cummings, 27, of Washington City, was unknown as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the statement.
UHP investigators have been performing further accident reconstruction at the crash scene Sunday to determine how fast the Corvette was speeding, UHP Sgt. Danny Ferguson said.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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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