Woman dies following T-bone collision in Hurricane

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HURRICANE — A woman died after suffering critical injuries in a T-bone collision Thursday on state Route 59.

Hurricane Police responded to the incident involving a Nissan Xterra and a Nissan Frontier near mile marker 21 on SR-59 at approximately 2:05 p.m.

The 25-year old woman driving the Xterra was northbound on SR-59 when she left the roadway for an unknown reason, Hurricane Police officer Ken Thompson said.

The woman re-entered the roadway where she overcorrected, Thompson said, landing the Xterra in the southbound lane in front of oncoming traffic.

“She was almost sideways to traffic and was T-boned by the Nissan Frontier,” Thomson said.

The driver of the Xterra was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition and later died at the hospital. Her name has not yet been released by police.

The two occupants of the Frontier were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Everyone involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, Thompson said. Additional factors, such as why the woman initially left the roadway and the speed of either vehicle are still under investigation.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed away from where they came to rest in the road, causing SR-59 to be blocked in both directions for approximately 30 minutes.

Hurricane Valley Fire District and Utah Highway Patrol also responded to the crash.

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

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  • Foxyheart March 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Not understanding why this is considered Hurricane. It is only 4 miles from Hilldale with Apple Valley in between. How about an unincorporated area of Washington County? No way does Hurricane go all the way to the border.

    • Foxyheart March 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Unless……..the mile markers go the other way. hmmmmm……OK then.

  • Law24 March 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Mile markers in Utah go up from South to North and West to East. Hurricane City limits cover the area of this crash.

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