Failure to yield by Costco results in 2 towed vehicles, 1 dead tree

ST. GEORGE — Police say failure to yield on a left turn resulted in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning by the Costco parking lot, totaling a Chevrolet Camaro and uprooting a tree bordering the lot.

A Ford truck sits on a tree knocked over after crashing into a Camaro, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

The driver of the black Camaro was traveling north on 3050 East and turned left onto 850 North just after the light turned yellow, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said.

The female driver turned in front of a white Ford F350 that was traveling south on 3050 East.

The male driver of the Ford was unable to stop the vehicle in time before crashing into the passenger side of the Camaro.

The driver of the Ford then drove over the sidewalk, a bush and several large rocks before crashing into a tree, knocking it over and pulling it up by the roots.

“It was a yellow light, but it had just turned yellow from my witness statements,” Trombley said, “and so she (the Camaro driver) went even though he was at a point where he couldn’t stop.”

A Chevrolet Camaro that was involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

Minor aches and pains were reported but no significant injuries Trombley said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Camaro was cited for failure to yield on a left turn.

“The vehicles that are traveling straight have the right of way whether the light is yellow or not,” Trombley said.

“You need to wait until it’s clear and then make your turn.”

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6 Comments

  • iceplant October 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    That poor tree never stood a chance. RIP.

  • KR567 October 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I’m deeply saddened the tree was damaged

  • tazzman October 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Another day playing bumper cars in STG.

  • BobJoeSmith October 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Another day, another idiot who shouldn’t have a license in Crash City, Utah! She was probably checking her FaceSnapInstaTwitter! Freaking people these days!

  • mesaman October 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Nice looking F250, too bad it had to tangle needlessly.

  • Mike P October 16, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Daily incident here in St. George, nothing new, nothing to see here folks

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