ST. GEORGE — A pickup truck slammed into a minivan during a crash at dawn Monday in St. George.
The incident happened when a Ford pickup traveling on East 450 North stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of North 2450 East at about 7 a.m. After stopping, the pickup traveled through the intersection and slammed into a southbound minivan.
The driver of the pickup told police he didn’t see the minivan because it was driving without its headlights on, St. George Police officer Tiffany Atkin said.
However, when St. George News arrived on the scene, the one headlight that survived the impact was illuminated.
Both vehicles were severely damaged and needed to be towed from the scene. The driver of the pickup was cited for failure to yield after stopping, Atkin said.
The woman driving the minivan received a minor head injury and reported that she felt like she was going to lose consciousness, Atkin said, so she was transported to the hospital by her husband in a personal vehicle.
The crash occurred just before the sun was starting to rise – a time when Atkin said drivers may not know whether or not to turn their headlights on.
“When in doubt, turn the headlights on,” Atkin said. “That contributed to the crash (for the pickup driver). At least that’s what he said.”
The St. George Fire Department also responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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