ST. GEORGE – This day that started with a head-on collision not long after sunrise, between two teens* in an SUV and a Ford pickup driven by 43-year-old Donald Padilla, ends with the tragic news that Padilla did not survive.
Padilla was transported by Life Flight from the accident location to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in extremely critical condition. Padilla passed away sometime around sunset this evening. He was surrounded by family.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family.
* St. George News elects not to publish names of juveniles in this incident, consistent with its policy against naming juveniles who are or may be witnesses, victims or accused, or may meet other privacy considerations.
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