Rear-ender triggers 5-car collision, State Street

HURRICANE — A five-vehicle collision backed up traffic on State Street in Hurricane Thursday.

Traffic is backed up after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Traffic is backed up after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

The collision happened near the traffic light at 6300 West/Old Highway 91 and State Street at about 8:10 a.m. Traffic westbound on State Street was backed up from the time of the crash until about 9:20 a.m. while responders cleared the cars off of the road.

The collision happened when a black Kia Soul rear-ended a silver Subaru Outback, causing a chain reaction.

The Outback hit a gold Buick Sentry, which in turn hit a gray Honda Civic, pushing it into a white Chevy Malibu.

The Soul and Outback had the most damages, and both had to be towed from the scene.

Everybody involved seemed to be wearing seat belts, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said, and two children in the Soul were properly restrained in car seats.

Damage to a Subaru Outback after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Damage to a Subaru Outback after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Police issued a citation to the 25-year-old woman driver of the Soul for following too close.

The Outback had a 59-year-old woman driver, a 24-year-old man drove the Sentry and a 26-year-old woman drove the Malibu. There were no passengers in those cars, but there was in the Civic. Besides the 41-year-old man driver, there was a 71-year-old woman passenger in the car.

Everyone reported minor injuries, Buell said, but no one was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Damage to a Kia Soul after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Traffic backed up after a five-car collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

The agencies on scene were Hurricane Valley Fire and Ambulance, the Washington County Sherriff’s Office, Washington City Police and Utah Department of Transportation incident management team.

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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1 Comment

  • fun bag May 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Seems idiotic as hell that someone can cause a 5 car pileup and only be cited for “following too close”, or am I missing something? and shouldn’t it be “following too closely”??? Hurri’kun, Utardia at its best I guess

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