4 taken to hospital after car rolls south of Mesquite; traffic heavy on I-15

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MESQUITE, Nev. — Four people were sent to the hospital after their car rolled about 20 miles south of Mesquite Thursday morning. The accident occurred on northbound Interstate 15, snarling traffic on the heavily traveled artery for several hours while the car and debris from the accident were removed.

Just before 9:30 a.m., a call was received about a one-car accident on Interstate 15 northbound at mile marker 108, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said. The vehicle had rolled over and initial reports stated that one person was up and walking around in the median. But, Hixson said, when troopers arrived, they found the four vehicle-occupants outside the upside-down car.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image created on Mapquest.com, St. George News | Click on map to enlarge
Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image created on Mapquest.com, St. George News | Click on map to enlarge

All four reported minor injuries, Hixson said. Although none appeared to be life-threatening, the people were taken to Sierra Vista Hospital in Mesquite to be examined and treated.

Heavy traffic is expected on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona, which has lane reductions in a construction zone, this Fourth of July weekend. Travelers are encouraged, Hixson said, to consider using Highway 91 between Utah and Nevada to bypass the gorge. The highway intersects with I-15 at Littlefield, Arizona, to the south and connects to St. George, Utah, at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map inset.

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

Ed. note: Typo in headline corrected: call to car.

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  • ladybugavenger July 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Reread the headline

    • Joyce Kuzmanic July 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      I saw it, and fixed it, LBA – my eyes were seeing double … l’s I guess. Thank you.

  • Joan July 3, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Sierra Vista hospital is in Las Vegas. Mesa View is in Mesquite

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