ST. GEORGE — Two teens were seriously injured, one of which was ejected, during a violent rollover Saturday night just north of Interstate 15 in the area of Jones Flats in Littlefield, Arizona.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. MST, officers and emergency personnel responded to Virgin Acres Boulevard less than a mile north of I-15 in Littlefield on a single-vehicle rollover involving a blue Dodge pickup truck.
Mercy Air was also launched due to the seriousness of the crash and the remoteness of the area.
Responders arrived to find both occupants seriously injured, said Paramedic Captain Gates with Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District.
The 19-year-old driver sustained extensive head trauma, Gates said, in addition to serious injuries to her extremities, and she was flown by helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
The 15-year-old passenger was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and was ejected during the rollover and was transported by ground to the same hospital.
The Dodge was found heavily damaged several feet from the roadway and was subsequently towed from the scene.
Speed may have been a possible factor in the crash, but it is still under investigation by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
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