Early morning rollover kills one

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.

A St. George man was killed when his truck rolled over on Southern Parkway Saturday morning. St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A St. George man was killed when his truck rolled over on Southern Parkway Saturday morning. St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

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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6 Comments

  • Real Life April 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Passed by this wreck early this morning. Could hardly even tell it was a truck. It was nothing more than a mangled red piece of metal. Thoughts are with the family.

  • Free Parking April 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Excessive speed and not wearing a seat…… Just another idiot as far as I’m concerned

    • Kelli April 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Actually the UHP investigating the accident could not determine whether he was wearing a seat belt or not. However you wouldn’t know that cause you’re …
      Ed. ellipsis.

  • Free Parking April 11, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    belt

  • ladybugavenger April 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Turn your phones off and put your seatbelts on. Condolences to the family. Let’s use his life and death as a lesson to teach everyone to buckle up. The way the truck looks I’m not sure if it would have saved his life or not and we will never know. Phones off seatbelts on. (My knew campaign slogan)

  • fun bag April 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    should of took a cab. its cheaper.

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