Single vehicle rollover near Lund totals SUV

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LUND — Two Southern Utah University students walked away from a Leap Day afternoon rollover that totaled their SUV after the driver lost control of the vehicle on a dirt road just south of Lund.  

The southbound Hyundai Santa Fe rolled twice on Lund Highway near Horse Hollow Road before landing on its passenger side, leaving the two female occupants who were inside uninjured from the tumble, Iron County Sheriff’s Sgt. Nik Johnson said.

“The seat belts were both used correctly and the airbags deployed,” he said.

The cause of the accident was most likely related to the driver’s speed and an overcorrection on the highway she was traveling on, Johnson said.

“It’s a dirt road and they got sliding sideways on the road a little bit,” he added.

There was extensive damage to all sides of the SUV, totaling the vehicle and requiring it to be towed to Cedar City.

Though Gold Cross Ambulance was dispatched at 3:51 p.m. to the scene by Cedar Communication Center, along with Iron County Sheriff’s deputies, Johnson said they were cancelled before they arrived.

The women had been in Lund for the day and were on their way back to Cedar City when the accident occurred, he said.

While increased speed was a factor, Johnson said there were no citations issued to the driver after the crash.

“When it’s a one car only accident and when there’s not anybody else’s property damaged,” Johnson said, “we typically don’t issue citations, obviously if there was a DUI involved or something else, there would be.”

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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