WASHINGTON COUNTY – The investigation is ongoing into the cause and events incident to an SUV crash in the Warner Valley area yesterday. A coordinated effort of Washington County law enforcement and emergency responders addressed the situation yesterday after receiving a 5:15 a.m. 911 call from one female survivor. Two others were found deceased at the scene, one male and one female.
Although the Washington County Undersheriff and the department’s public information officer have not responded directly to specific inquiries St. George News has made of them, Undersheriff Bart Bailey did release an official statement yesterday evening.
According to Bailey’s statement, “it appeared that a single vehicle had gone over a cliff near Warner Valley.”
The statement also said:
“A Washington County Sheriff’s Office accident investigator is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident. Names of the surviving and deceased victims are being withheld pending identification and notifications of their families. Recovery of the accident vehicle will be coordinated through the BLM.”
Bailey’s full release and further details are included in our Sept. 22, 2011, story: Saturday morning SUV accident turns fatal in Warner Valley.
St. George News dispatched its photographer to the scene of the incident yesterday. The following three photos are offered:
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