ST. GEORGE – A 14-year-old girl crashed a pickup truck she was driving early Thursday morning after looking down at her phone and getting distracted.
The truck ended up on its side, and the girl was cited for multiple violations.
The incident occurred at 975 East 100 South in St. George and was reported by a Dixie State University police officer at 2:28 a.m. The 14-year-old was driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.
“She said she looked down at her phone, got distracted, which caused her to veer to the right,” Trombley said. “She lost control and hit the curb and the vehicle slipped onto its side.”
The girl was cited for a curfew violation, using a handheld communication device while driving and never having obtained a driver license. The truck was damaged and had to be towed. The girl was released to the custody of her mother.
The incident is still under investigation, Trombley said.
St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Dixie State University police responded to the crash.
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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