Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A Chrysler 300 is pulled to the top of an embankment after a rollover in the Virgin River Gorge, Ariz., May 25, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News

ST. GEORGE— In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for the five honorable mention stories.

Driver sent to hospital after car goes off 20-foot embankment in St. George

A Nissan passenger car is extensively damaged after a rollover near 2800 South in St. George, Utah, May 25, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman was transported to the hospital after her car went off a 20-foot embankment and rolled Saturday afternoon. At 2:30 p.m. officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the single-vehicle crash on 2800 South just east of River Road involving a white Nissan passenger car.

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Chrysler launches down 50-foot embankment in Gorge after driver has choking fit

The scene of a crash involving a Chrysler 300 that went off the shoulder of northbound Interstate 15 and rolled down a 50-foot embankment in the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Ariz., May 25, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman was transported to the hospital early Sunday morning after a rollover on Interstate 15 sent her car plunging down an embankment in the Virgin River Gorge.

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2 killed after single-engine plane crashes in Wayne County

The scene near Miner’s Mountain Road where a single-engine airplane crashed, killing two people, Wayne County, Utah, May 24, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A single-engine plane crash in Wayne County left two dead late Friday morning.

The crash was reported by a witness shortly after 11 a.m. near Miner’s Mountain Road in the Grover area, according to a statement released by Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

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Footprints of reptiles that lived before the dinosaurs discovered at Grand Canyon

Artwork depicting the Coconino desert environment and two primitive tetrapods, based on the occurrence of Ichniotherium from Grand Canyon National Park | Illustration courtesy of Voltaire Paes Neto, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location in Grand Canyon National Park.

According to a statement from the National Park Service, a large sandstone boulder containing several exceptionally well-preserved trackways of primitive tetrapods, or four-footed animals, which inhabited an ancient desert environment was discovered.

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Campfire sets off blaze in Red Cliffs Reserve, ushering in potentially busy wildfire season

Crews from the St. George Fire Department respond to a wildfire caused by sparks from a campfire off Turkey Farm Road, Washington County, Utah, May 25, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers. St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Firefighters in Washington County responded to a blaze started by a campfire that quickly spread across a thick carpet of dried vegetation, demonstrating the beginning of a potentially heavy fire season in Southern Utah.

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The top 5 honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories.

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