ST. GEORGE – A 25-year-old St. George man was killed Saturday morning when his truck left the road on Southern Parkway, crossed the median, and rolled onto the shoulder.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Danny Ferguson said the man was eastbound just past River Road about 5 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, the Ford F-150 he was driving spun, crossed the median and rolled end-over-end onto the shoulder of the westbound lane. The driver, who troopers do not believe was wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the truck and died instantly. There were no passengers.
The accident was so violent, Ferguson said, both axles and the rocker arms were torn from the truck and landed several feet away. The truck was unrecognizable until the wrecker called to the scene pulled it upright. The truck was so embedded in the shoulder that extricating it caused the front wheels of the wrecker to lift several feet off the ground.
A passerby notified the St. George Communications Center immediately following the accident, but did not stay at the scene, Ferguson said. St. George Police Department was first to arrive, followed by Gold Cross Ambulance. Paramedics pronounced the driver dead.
The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of his family.
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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