WASHINGTON COUNTY — A rollover on Interstate 15 near Kolob Canyons left a woman dead after she was ejected from her truck Saturday afternoon.
Update 8:49 p.m. Police have identified the driver who died as 56-year-old Cheryl Renee Hartley, of Hurricane.
Shortly before 1 p.m. officers and emergency responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover on southbound I-15 near mile marker 39 just south of New Harmony involving a Toyota pickup truck.
The overturned pickup was located several feet off the roadway with the driver no longer in the vehicle, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks told St. George News.
The driver was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene, Hicks said.
At the time of the crash, the woman was heading south and started drifting left toward the median, Hicks said, explaining that she then overcorrected to the right, which sent the pickup across both travel lanes and off the outside shoulder.
Once it left the asphalt, the truck rolled at least 1 ½ times and came to rest upside-down.
Troopers conducted an accident reconstruction while the pickup was pulled upright and later towed from the roadway.
Hicks said there was no evidence of impairment and excessive speed did not appear to be a factor in the crash.
This report is based on statements from police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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