2 vehicle crash on hill near Hurricane injures 3

A car and truck collision sent three people to St. George Hospital with serious injuries Saturday morning, Hurricane, Utah, Dec. 12, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Hurricane Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A collision Saturday morning near Hurricane sent three people to St. George Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

Neither of the drivers of the vehicles wore a seatbelt. The 24-year-old male driver of a black Subaru Impreza was heading down the hill into Hurricane on State Route 59 at mile marker 20. A gold Chevy Colorado was headed up the hill, driven by a 70-year-old man with a 69-year-old female passenger.

“The officer didn’t have a whole lot of time to talk to either of the drivers because they both had significant injuries,” Hurricane Police Officer Dan Raddatz said. “Somehow, they ended up colliding, like not quite straight head-on but in a kind of head-on type manner. Both drivers and a female passenger were extricated from the vehicles. So a total of three people had to be extricated by the fire department.”

The driver of the Subaru sustained head injuries and was taken to the hospital and into surgery. He said the pickup truck driver ended up with serious injuries with multiple broken bones in both legs.

“Based on what the other driver and passenger of the other vehicle stated, it sounds like the Subaru was coming down the hill and drifted into oncoming traffic, which caused the collision with the truck. So, there will likely be a citation issued to that driver,” Raddatz said.

The road was closed for 45 minutes. The injured were transported to St. George Regional Hospital, and Raddatz said both vehicles were totaled. The accident is still under investigation.

This report is based on statements from police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. note: Picture provided by the Hurricane Police Department has been removed at the request of the family.

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