ST. GEORGE – A man was sent to the hospital following a rollover that landed a car on its side along a frontage road connecting to northbound Interstate 15 Wednesday evening.
Around 9:30 p.m., a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper southbound on I-15 caught a northbound passenger car on radar going in excess of 100 mph, UHP Trooper Chris Lewis said. The trooper began to search for a spot to turn onto northbound traffic, but lost the speeding car while doing so.
Soon after UHP and other agencies received calls about a rollover on the north side of the Bluff Street/Exit 6 overpass.
The car originally encountered by the trooper made it onto the overpass but then lost control in the intersection, ultimately leaving the roadway, taking out a sign post and rolling down the left side of the on-ramp and ended up on its side alongside the roadway.
St. George Police and Washington County Sheriff’s units and responded to the scene along with the UHP.
The driver, an adult male, was the sole occupant of the car. He was was wearing his seat belt and airbags in the car were deployed during the crash, Lewis said. The man was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for care. The man’s condition was not disclosed at the time.
Northbound traffic was intermittent and diverted onto the Bluff Street interchange while responders dealt with the scene. The roadway was reopened by 11 p.m.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing, Lewis said.
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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