Police identify man killed in rollover near Coral Canyon Golf Course

Responders investigate a fatal rollover near the Coral Canyon Golf Course, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2014 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, St. George News, KCSG

WASHINGTON CITY — The Washington City Police Department has released the name of a man who died Thursday afternoon on Telegraph Street in Washington City after his Chevrolet Corvette rolled down a steep embankment near Coral Canyon Golf Course.

The driver of the Corvette, confirmed dead at the scene, has been identified as Vincent Stevick, 63, of Washington City, Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said.

Read more: 1 dead after rollover near Coral Canyon Golf Course; STGnews Videocast

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Washington City Police officers were called to the scene of an accident on Telegraph Street near Fourteen Fairway Drive. Stevick had been traveling westbound on Telegraph Street with a Boston terrier riding in the vehicle with him when the Corvette left the roadway and rolled down a 20-to 30-foot embankment into some trees.

Stevick was pronounced dead at the scene. Washington City Animal Control took temporary custody of the dog, which survived the crash, until family members of the deceased could be contacted about the animal.

The Washington City Police Department continued its investigation of the crash well into the night Thursday and then again Friday morning and into the afternoon, attempting to determine the cause of the accident. At the time of this publication, the reason the Corvette left the roadway is still unknown, but evidence gathered in the initial investigation indicated speed may have played a part, Kantor said.

“It’s hard to say what happened,” Kantor said. “Speed was a contributing factor, I’m safe to say.”

The state medical examiner took custody of Stevick’s body for further investigation into the ultimate cause of his death. Kantor said the medical examiner’s case may take anywhere from three weeks to three months to complete.

The Washington City Police Department’s investigation into the accident continues and will not conclude until the medical examiner’s investigation is finished, Kantor 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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  • Bender December 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Not a stranger to the Washington City PD:

    • indy-vfr December 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

      From viewing the link, he certainly had some issues. Glad that he only took out himself!

  • ladybugavenger December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    There’s all the answers to the questions thanks for the detailed reporting Bender…speed, DUI, unsafe lane change

  • getting flooded December 6, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Too bad the dog had to go through the drama I’m glad it survived

  • Dana December 6, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Glad the Boston Terrier survived.

  • BACON BITS December 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I’m glad the dog made it too

  • M and M cookies December 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Speeding near coral canyon maybe he ea trying to find the dump????

  • Sunnygurl December 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    All of your comments are heartless and you should be ashamed of yourselves! This is somebody’s spouse, or father, or brother, or uncle, or best friend and his life has sadly come to a quick and sudden end. Shame on all of you for making light of the story and justifying his death with a previous arrest.

    • koolaid December 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Yeah, where are the typical comments abou prayers and hearts and other body organs going out? Fundraiser?

  • So UT Mtn Gal January 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Hmmm, two deaths involving middle to late-middle aged men driving sports cars, both Corvettes, driving too fast. Are we seeing a pattern here? Tragic they died, yes, but who’s to blame here? Thank God nobody else was harmed while these selfish jerks were showing off. Money can’t buy common sense or common courtesy!

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