Driver cited for failure to yield after minivan, pickup collide on Dixie Drive

ST. GEORGE — The occupants of two vehicles escaped serious injury in a left-turn collision Saturday night on Dixie Drive in St. George.

Sgt. Jeremy Needles of the St. George Police Department said shortly before 7:30 p.m., the driver of a blue-silver Chrysler minivan was heading west on Dixie Drive and attempting to turn south onto 600 West. 

The minivan’s driver apparently did not see an eastbound red Dodge pickup truck that was traveling through the intersection, Needles said. 

“She failed to yield and ended up getting hit, and both cars ended up in the intersection there,” Needles said. The impact spun the minivan around so that it was facing the opposite direction it had been heading.

There was at least one passenger besides the driver in each vehicle, including a small child secured in a safety seat inside the pickup. All occupants of both vehicles were properly restrained, Needles said.

Scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Dixie Drive and 600 West, St. George, Utah, July 6, 2019 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

“I don’t know specifically how many were in each vehicle, but there were no serious injuries reported. Nobody was transported to the hospital,” Needles said, adding that Gold Cross Ambulance personnel did evaluate the occupants of both vehicles at the scene.

The adult female driver of the minivan received a citation for failure to yield, Needles said.

Both vehicles sustained significant front-end damage and were towed from the scene. Traffic in the area was impacted for more than a half-hour while police investigated and firefighters from the St. George Fire Department worked to clear 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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