Head-on collision near Hurricane leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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ST. GEORGE — Authorities say a head-on collision on state Route 59 Saturday afternoon left one person dead and another seriously injured.

The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday south of Hurricane near mile marker 18 on eastbound SR-59, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Brady Zaugg said.

A sedan and a truck pulling a trailer collided head-on, killing a female driver and leaving the other driver with moderate-to-severe injuries. Zaugg said police are still investigating who was at fault.

One lane on eastbound SR-59 was blocked as of 7 p.m. Saturday, but traffic is moving on the remaining open lane and on westbound SR-59.

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4 Comments

  • mesaman November 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Accident occurred at MP 18 on SR 18? I don’t think so. SR 18 goes 51 miles from St George, Washington County to Beryl Junction, Iron County. The accident you are reporting occurred at MP 18 (I presume) on SR 59. It starts at Hurricane and ends at Colorado City, Arizona where it becomes SR 389.

    • David November 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      I think you are the one confused. The story says SR-59 mile marker 18. The story never stated highway 18

  • zacii November 18, 2018 at 7:20 am

    That road is so dangerous. It needs to be widened and patrolled more thoroughly. People passing recklessly on a daily basis.

    • Carpe Diem November 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Wasn’t that long ago the plygs had their own police force. Not that any of the right laws were enforced, tho…

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