UPDATED: Police identify driver killed in SR-56 crash

CEDAR CITYOne person is dead after a collision Tuesday morning at the intersection of state Route 56 and Iron Springs Road.

Scene of a fatal two-vehicle collision at the intersection of SR-56 and Iron Springs Road near Cedar City, Utah, April 28, 2020 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Ryan Bauer told Cedar City News that just before 7 a.m., the driver of a black Mitsubishi convertible was attempting to make a left turn onto SR-56 eastbound from Iron Springs Road and turned in front of oncoming westbound traffic.

Bauer said a high-profile vehicle traveling west on SR-56 was making a right turn onto Iron Springs Road at the time of the incident, and a white Ford F-350 pickup pulling a trailer was also traveling west in another lane.

“The high-profile vehicle makes a right-hand turn, the black vehicle starts to pull out as the truck’s making the right-hand turn and pulls right in front of the other truck,” Bauer said.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Tyrell Robinson, 24, died as a result of the collision.  The driver of the Ford F-350 was a 58-year-old male and suffered no injuries.

Officials speculate that Robinson could not see the Ford truck due to the large vehicle that was making the right turn.

Travel lanes on SR-56 were temporarily closed and traffic was redirected as officials investigated the collision throughout the morning, but the road is now reopened.

This story has been updated to include the name of the driver of the Mitsubishi.

Cedar City News reporter Jeff Richards contributed to this story.

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