1 man taken to hospital after rollover on I-15

LEEDS — Leeds Ambulance transported one man to the hospital Saturday night after he swerved to miss a vehicle and rolled his SUV near mile marker 27 on southbound Interstate 15.

Just before 7 p.m., a man driving a brown Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on I-15, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lars Gardner said. The man told troopers he was going the speed limit as he neared mile marker 27, but he came up behind another vehicle that was traveling much slower.

Responders at the scene of the rollover that occurred near mile marker 27 southbound Interstate 15, Utah, Nov. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Responders at the scene of a rollover that occurred near mile marker 27 on southbound Interstate 15 near Leeds, Utah, Nov. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The man swerved to miss the vehicle and overcorrected, Gardner said, crossing traffic lanes and going onto the shoulder. The Durango then rolled and landed in bushes on the side of I-15.

A passerby called 911 and, shortly after, the man in the SUV was able to call 911, as well, Gardner said.

UHP troopers, Leeds Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

Leeds Ambulance transported the man to Dixie Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

The Durango was towed.

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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5 Comments

  • Dan Lester November 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    In other words, he was going too fast for conditions and/or wasn’t paying attention.

  • Mean Momma November 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Looks pretty bloody. Nice photos! Hope he’s ok.

  • Justme..... November 16, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Weather conditions were perfect…No rain, not snowing, visibility good….It sounds as if he was doing what he was supposed to be doing and someone was going TOO SLOW for conditions. If someone is going ‘much slower’ than the speed limit they should be held liable for the accident as well. Prayers for this poor guy.

  • Koolaid November 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Lars Gardner. There’s a name associated with auto accidents. Remember the UHP cruising along River Road at nearly 100 mph that t-boned a car with two old ladies?

  • Zonkerb November 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I hope no desert tortoises were harmed

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