ST. GEORGE — Traffic on Dixie Downs Road in St. George was rerouted around a collision Sunday afternoon after the driver of a white Honda Civic drifted into oncoming traffic and collided with a gold Hyundai SUV.
Just before 5:30 p.m., a young man, driving a Honda Civic, south on Dixie Downs Road, reached over to grab a pair of sunglasses off the passenger seat of his car as he was merging into the left turning lane, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said.
The distraction caused the young man to drift into oncoming traffic and hit a gold Hyundai SUV, he said.
While the elderly couple in the Hyundai SUV reported no injuries, Williams said, the driver of the Honda Civic did suffer minor injuries to the face, and was treated at the scene.
The driver of the Honda Civic was issued a citation for improper lane travel, Williams said.
Airbags deployed in both vehicles, and both had to be towed from the scene.
In addition to the St. George Police Department, the St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the collision.
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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