Woman critically injured in highway rollover

First responders tend to a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 near milepost 39. The rollover left a 19-year-old woman critically injured and is under investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol, Sevier County, Utah, Sept. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A 19-year-old woman was severely injured following a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 Monday morning.

First responders tend to a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 near milepost 39. The rollover left a 19-year-old woman critically injured and is under investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol, Sevier County, Utah, Sept. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
First responders tend to a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 near milepost 39. The rollover left a 19-year-old woman critically injured and is under investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol, Sevier County, Utah, Sept. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

Around 11:14 a.m., the woman was eastbound on I-70 near milepost 39 when for an unknown reason her SUV drifted left off the roadway and into the median, according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.

“The driver corrected back to the right and then over-corrected back to the left, causing the vehicle to slide sideways into the median,” the UHP said. “The vehicle began to roll through the median into the center of westbound travel lanes.”

The woman received fractures to her face and skull and was taken to Sevier Valley Hospital by ambulance, then flown by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake hospital, according to the statement. She is reported to be in critical condition.

The woman was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. The UHP is currently investigating the incident.

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

Ed. note: The dateline of St. George notes of location of the reporter who wrote this story, not where the incident occurred.

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5 Comments

  • Bob September 6, 2016 at 12:27 am

    feel sorry for this woman, sounds like a real bad crash

    “Ed. note: The dateline of St. George notes of location of the reporter who wrote this story, not where the incident occurred.”

    I’m no expert in journalism and what not, but wouldn’t it be more clear to use that space to tell us where the story took place, and maybe use a space at the bottom to tell us its written in st g.? maybe there’s a good reason, but i don’t see it…

    • Joyce Kuzmanic September 6, 2016 at 6:49 am

      I’m afraid this is standard news protocol, Bob. It indicates where the report generates from.

      Sometimes you’ll see at the bottom of a story that another reporter contributed to the report from another location. When we report without actually being at the location, our reports generate from a St. George dateline,our headquarters. If a story generates largely from a press release generated by someone else for St. George News and from a particular area, the dateline will reflect that location.

      Your suggestion actually has its own complexities as many reports cover subject matter from more than one region.

      And so it is, the dateline tells you where the report generates from. It is AP Style which the majority of news outlets follow.

      You are not alone in your sentiment, and I do understand and appreciate that many people have no idea what a dateline stands for. 🙂

      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • Bob September 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

        Interesting info to know, Joyce. Thanks for replying

    • .... September 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

      You feel sorry for this woman ? Yeah right Bob.

  • .... September 6, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Really Bob ? Duhhhhhhhhhhhh my goldfish knows what dateline stands for

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