Pickup plows into fence by I-15 when driver blacks out

A truck on the shoulder of Interstate 15 where it stopped after slamming through a fence dividing Red Hills Parkway the interstate. The incident happened Saturday morning when the driver reportedly had a medical episode that rendered him unconscious. St. George, Utah, Oct. 22, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man driving a pickup truck Saturday morning experienced what police called a medical condition that rendered him unconscious leaving his truck to veer off the road and through a fence, stopping just shy of traffic flowing down Interstate 15.

A truck on the shoulder of Interstate 15 where it stopped after slamming through a fence dividing Red Hills Parkway the interstate. The incident happened Saturday morning when the driver reportedly had a medical episode that rendered him unconscious. St. George, Utah, Oct. 22, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A truck on the shoulder of Interstate 15 where it stopped after slamming through a fence dividing Red Hills Parkway the interstate. The incident happened Saturday morning when the driver reportedly had a medical episode that rendered him unconscious. St. George, Utah, Oct. 22, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The man was driving westbound on Red Hills Parkway in St. George around 9:45 a.m., St. George Police Sgt. Tyrell Bangerter said, when he became unconscious.

The truck crossed over into oncoming traffic, hit the curb, took out the fence dividing the frontage road from the interstate and ended up in the ditch next to the shoulder of the interstate.

There were no passengers with the truck and the man was unconscious when responders arrived.

“The male driver experienced a medical condition,” Bangerter said.

The man, still unconscious, was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Bangerter said. Details about his condition were not released.

St. George Police and Fire departments, Utah Highway Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

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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2 Comments

  • Bob October 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    these are simply kamikaze drivers. its not a matter of IF, only a matter of WHEN

  • .... October 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Give it up stupid ! your kamikaze jokes are as lame as you. I’m sure the Japanese couldn’t care less what you think. ….blah blah blah blah Mormon this Mormon that blah blah blah blah. ….blah blah blah blah kamikaze this kamikaze that blah blah blah blah blah. .yawn

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