Cedar man dies after ATV crash near Kolob

Intermountain Life Flight returning to Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, August, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 63-year-old Cedar City man died on scene after crashing his ATV near Kolob Peak Saturday.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. emergency personnel responded to a call reporting an ATV crash in a remote area near Kolob Peak, situated in the northeastern section of Washington County, Lt. Dave Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, said.

Area north of Kolob Peak where a man was killed in an ATV crash Saturday, Washington County, Utah, Oct. 22, 2016 | Image courtesy of Google Earth, St. George News
Area north of Kolob Peak where a man was killed in an ATV crash Saturday, Washington County, Utah, Oct. 22, 2016 | Image courtesy of Google Earth, St. George News

Officers and emergency personnel from several agencies were dispatched to the area, and arriving on scene they found the 63-year old rider unconscious and breathing.

Intermountain Life Flight was called in to transport the seriously injured rider, due to the extent of his injuries and the remote location where the crash occurred.

The man however, died before emergency crews arrived on scene, authorities said.

The man was on a hunting trip with family and went out riding his 2001 Honda TRX 500, along with a passenger, Crouse said.

At some point during the ride he lost control and crashed.

A  third party who witnessed the incident immediately called 911 reporting that an ATV had crashed, and said there was a possible head injury, which activated the multi agency response.

The passenger was alert when officers arrived, police said, and declined transport to the hospital after being checked and treated at the scene by EMT’s.

“We don’t have very much information at this time, other than it’s being investigation as an accident,” Crouse said, “and we won’t have the full story until the investigation is closed.”

Officials were still at the scene at the time of this report.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Zion National Park Rangers, Hurricane Valley Fire District, and Intermountain Life Flight responded and assisted at the scene.

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

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1 Comment

  • Malynda October 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    hmmm with a report like that in a remote area … why did they wait til they got to the person to launch Lifeflight ??

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