Utah Highway Patrol looking for driver involved in Camaro wreck off SR-14

Tow truck workers remove a wrecked Chevrolet Camaro from the scene of a rollover in Cedar Canyon, Cedar City, Utah, April 25, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Police are searching for the driver of a dark gray Chevrolet Camaro that was found wrecked off the side of state Route 14 Wednesday afternoon.

The incident apparently occurred sometime Wednesday afternoon, but the car was unoccupied at the time it was noticed.  It was found amid evergreen bushes and other foliage on the south side of SR-14, about 100 feet from the road. Skid marks on the road appeared to show the driver had been westbound down Cedar Canyon toward Cedar City, before leaving the road on the south side and crashing into the trees.

Tow truck workers remove a wrecked Chevrolet Camaro from the scene of a rollover in Cedar Canyon, Cedar City, Utah, April 25, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Sgt. Ryan Bauer of Utah Highway Patrol said that as of 7 p.m., the driver had not yet been found, but investigators are aware of the registered owner’s identity.

“It may take awhile before the driver is found,” Bauer told Cedar City News.

Two tow truck employees retrieved the vehicle from the scene between 6 and 6:45 p.m., using a winch to bring the car up a steep slope on the side of the highway.

Before removing the car, the workers had to move a couple of discarded couches that happened to be between the vehicle and the road. Several discarded elk hides and other debris were also lying on the ground nearby.

Based on the heavy damage to the vehicle, it is possible the driver may have sustained injuries. Anyone who has information regarding the driver of the vehicle is asked to call the Cedar Communications Center dispatch at either 435-586-9445 or 435-586-0062.

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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  • comments April 25, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Just happened to be some old couches hanging around? I wonder if the car wasn’t dumped there. Like maybe someone put a brick on the gas pedal and just sent it flying. Just random old couches hanging around… too funny.

    • mesaman April 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      I tend to agree with your summation. I’m still trying to imagine how both door skins were missing and neatly so. Did I miss something in the photo review?

  • Carpe Diem April 26, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Pink carabiner on the car keys? Don’t see how the cops can take more than a day to find the owner if not the driver.

    • Striker4 April 26, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Well it seems we’re going to have to relocate the RNC they found the couches !

  • ladybugavenger April 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Holy cow! Someone is going to wake up from their drunkenness and be sore. Ouch!

  • Mike P April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I believe, that after a through investigation, it will reveal the Camaro lost control while trying to make a left turn (a Utah left) in front of oncoming traffic.

  • mctrialsguy April 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Truth is …Hispanics dump couches, refrigerators, chairs, mattresses, etc.. at night, so luckily those were found and can be picked up. Crashed Chevy Camaro…hmmmm, who would drive one of those…just saying…

  • mctrialsguy April 30, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    A long time ago in another Galaxy and time, that Camaro sat on a showroom floor and “a dreamer” stood in front of it and said, some day….I’ll be able to afford and own one of those in America!

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