News short: Traffic backup triggers 3-car crash

ST. GEORGE – Traffic backing up onto Interstate 15 from the Exit 8 off-ramp triggered a three-car rear-end collision around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

“There were two vehicles stopped at the northbound off-ramp lane at Exit 8,” Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Lewis said. “It was a gray Subaru Outback and a white Toyota Corolla.”

“There was a red Jeep that was approaching them from behind in the exit lane,” Lewis said. “He was unable to stop in time and ended up rear-ending them.”

Two of the drivers involved are from Nevada, while the third is from northern Utah, Lewis said.

There were no injuries reported in the incident and no one was transported for medical attention.

No airbags deployed and everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belts.

The Subaru was towed from the scene.

St. George Police Department responded to the accident first, and then Utah Highway Patrol took over the incident. St. George Fire Department was also dispatched 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.

During the busy holiday shopping season, Lewis said, caution is advised.

“Just make sure everybody’s paying attention, look ahead of you and plan accordingly,” he said.

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  • Christmas Bob November 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    was this one cited or was he excused bc of “the holiday”?

  • .... November 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Everybody had their seat belts on and nobody was hurt that’s great news. Praise the Lord !

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