UPDATE: Fillmore crash claims life of St. George woman

ST. GEORGE — The driver of a Jeep Cherokee involved in a head-on collision Wednesday on Interstate 15 near Fillmore has died.

A 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee collides head-on into a 2013 Honda Civic on southbound I-15 near Fillmore, Utah, leaving two people dead and two others in critical condition, Millard County, Utah, July 8, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
A 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided head on into a 2013 Honda Civic on southbound I-15 near Fillmore, Utah, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition, Millard County, Utah, July 8, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

Jessie N. Wilkerson, 18, of St. George died Thursday at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Mary Kay Lucas said. Wilkerson had been critically injured after driving her Jeep Cherokee the wrong way on I-15 and colliding with a southbound Honda Wednesday morning.

Two people in the Honda that Wilkerson’s Jeep hit head-on were killed in the crash: The driver, Larry J. Martin, 25, of West Jordan, and his backseat passenger Kaela Hernandez, 27, of American Fork.

Martin’s frontseat passenger, Joseph Martin, 29, of Eagle Mountain, sustained critical injuries and was taken to Fillmore Community Medical Center for care. Friday morning, Martin remains in critical condition, Lucas said.

Possible impairment is still being investigated as a factor in the collision.


Read more: 2 dead, 2 critical after wrong-way driver causes head-on collision on I-15


People can donate to medical and funeral costs for the Martin and Hernandez families online here and here.

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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