ST. GEORGE – The names of the pedestrians caught in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning have been released. The police are also asking anyone who witnessed the accident or may have stopped to render aid to contact them.
David and Leslee Henson, both 56, of St. George, were walking down the sidewalk of Dixie Drive, just north of Sunbrook Drive, around 9 a.m., Monday. At that time a vehicle travelling southbound was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and run into the couple.
David Henson was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center with severe injuries and pronounced dead at the hospital. Leslee Henson was transported by ground ambulance in serious condition, and was later transferred to a hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment.
The drivers of both vehicles were also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The St. George Police Department accident reconstruction team is still investigating the accident.
At the completion of the investigation, the case will be given to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for determination of possible criminal charges.
If you witnessed or stopped to render aid on the fatal accident on South Dixie Drive Monday, please contact Detective Sgt. Heidi Palmer with St. George Police at 435-627-4951.
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