2 semis collide on River Road; STGnews Videocast

ST. GEORGE – Two tractor-trailers, semis, collided at the 4800 South block of River Road in the Fort Pierce Industrial area of St. George Monday evening.

St. George Police responded to the collision around 5 p.m.

A red semi was traveling north on River Road while an orange semi was stopped facing northbound in the turn lane, according to a statement the Police Department posted on its Facebook Tuesday morning. The driver of the red semi looked away for a moment, the statement said, and when he looked up, discovered he was on a collision course with the orange semi. Although the red semi swerved, it collided with the orange semi.  

Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the accident scene but the police statement said there were no reported injuries

The driver of the red semi was issued a citation for unsafe lane travel, according to the police statement.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

*Ed. note: Corrected with updated information from the St. George Police Department regarding the direction in which the orange semi was facing.

Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery. 

Related posts

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2015, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

12 Comments

  • arts and letters January 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Would it be possible add real captions to the photos with stories so we can know what we’re actually looking at. Just repeating the same caption for all photos doesn’t clarify anything.

  • My Evil Twin January 13, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Something isn’t right here. The damage to those two trucks does not match the report. If the Tuff truck, (the red one,) was headed north, and the Snyder truck, (the orange one,) was stopped facing south, then the damage to the Snyder truck would more than likely be to the front of the tractor, on the left side, rather than to the back of the trailer, on the right side, as the pictures show.

    • Julie Applegate Julie Applegate January 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Evil Twin, thank you for your comment. The story has been updated.
      Julie Applegate
      Assistant Editor
      St. George News

    • koolaid January 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Maybe the driver thought he saw it that way. I bet that semi’s was semi-saturated when he looked up and exclaimed “Oh shoot!” or something like that.

    • Evil Twins Mommy January 14, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Mommy is so proud of you gives you a lollipop very good my little snuggy wuggys

  • BunnyRabbit2015 January 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hopefully the iphone was ok… fundraiser?

    • Anon January 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      For the iPhone or scholarship for your continued education in idiocy?

  • Evil Twins Mommy January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hey BUNNY. RABBIT here’s a question for you. why do they let stupid comments like yours get posted on here..? LOL. Ha ha ha ha ha what goes around comes around eh? LOL ha ha ha ha ha

    • BunnyRabbit2015 January 13, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      if ur gonna troll at least make it entertaining. You’re just retarded with your inane comments…

      • Evil Twins Mommy January 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm

        LOL. You mean like your stupid comment. Ha ha ha ha

  • Evil Twins Mommy January 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I’m just glad the ambulance wasn’t needed as costly as it will be they can always get a new truck

  • Little Dillinger January 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Wow good pictures I’m glad no one was hurt seems like a very expensive mistake.. by the way Rabbit your comment was really ignorant and childish… grow up

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.