Police: Crash with injuries occurs on River Road after driver fails to yield

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a collision at the intersection of River Road and 100 South in St. George, Utah, Sept. 23, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One person was injured in a collision on River Road Friday night after a driver failed to yield on a left turn, police said.

A red Cadillac passenger car is damaged following a collision at the intersection of River Road and 100 South in St. George, Utah, Sept. 23, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

St. George Police responded to the incident at the intersection of 100 South and River Road approximately 8 p.m.

“We had a red Cadillac that was going north on River Road and attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 100 South,” St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence said.

Upon making the left turn, Ence said, the driver of the Cadillac collided with a white passenger car that was southbound through the intersection.

The passenger of the white car sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Gold Cross Ambulance.

No other injuries were reported, and everyone involved was wearing their seat belts, Ence said.

The Cadillac driver was cited for failure to yield, Ence said, noting that the driver of the white car had the right-of-way.

A white passenger car is damaged following a collision at the intersection of River Road and 100 South in St. George, Utah, Sept. 23, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Both cars were inoperable following the crash and had to be towed from the scene.

As emergency personnel worked to clear the scene, traffic was diverted north and south through the intersection, causing some side roads to experience minor traffic backup.

Responders from the St. George Fire Department assisted with traffic and cleanup duties at the scene.

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

St. George News senior reporter Mori Kessler contributed to this report.

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5 Comments

  • Christopher September 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    That almost looks like the white toyota titan in the earlier crash 🤔

  • mesaman September 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Same manure, different flies. St George, home of impatient, stupid drivers.

    • .... September 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Yeah I’m sure St George is responsible for creating. . impatient drivers. you really are amazing

      • Real Life September 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        Wow, they let you out?

        • .... September 24, 2017 at 11:03 pm

          Wow does your mommy know your playing on her keyboard

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