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