ST. GEORGE – A man traveling southbound in a pickup truck on Interstate 15 lost control of his vehicle and rolled it into the median only minutes after being cited for speeding Monday evening.
At 5:45 p.m. Monday, Utah Highway Patrol responded to the accident on I-15 near mile marker 2, finding an overturned pickup truck on its side in the median adjacent to the southbound lanes, UHP Trooper Mike Murphy said.
Murphy had cited the 18-year-old driver involved in the accident for speeding just minutes before on I-15 near the Port of Entry.
The driver’s haste and frustration led to him losing control and rolling the truck, Murphy said.
No injuries were reported and the driver wasn’t cited for the accident.
“It didn’t really make any sense to cite the driver for the accident since I’d just cited him earlier,” Murphy said, “and he obviously realized his mistake.”
“This is the perfect time to let the community know that holiday travel has already started,” he said, “and drivers need to pay attention to their speed and to keep safe on the road.”
Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Department of Transportation’s Incident Management Team, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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