Accident temporarily blocks interstate access

Two-car collision near the intersection of Green Springs and Red Hills Parkway, Washington City, Utah, May 30, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY – A traffic accident near the intersection of Green Springs Drive and Red Hills Parkway temporarily closed interstate access ramps Friday night.

Around 9:45 p.m., a car heading northbound on Green Springs Drive drifted out of its lane and struck a pickup stopped at a red light. The pickup driver was waiting to access an on-ramp for southbound Intestate 15, Ed Kantor, Washington City Police public information officer, said.

The crash rendered both vehicles inoperable, and the car’s driver, an adult female, was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precaution. The pickup’s two occupants, an adult male driver and adolescent male passenger, were were not taken to the hospital, Kantor said.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

The incident temporarily blocked the I-15 Exit 10 southbound on-ramp from Green Springs Drive as well as the northbound off-ramp.

The car’s driver was cited for unsafe lane travel and operating with a denied driver’s license.

The Utah Highway Patrol and Washington County Sheriff’s Office aided with traffic control.

Ed. Note: The initial report of who was cited in this incident has been corrected.

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  • Dan Lester May 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I think the headline should say “blocked” rather than “blocks”. It gave the impression it was a CURRENT problem, not last night’s problem. Of course if your intention was to get me to read it, well…….

    • Mori Kessler May 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      This one actually has to do with an AP Style rule we follow (AP Style is basically a general guideline for news writing). In the case of headlines it is recommended headlines be in the present tense, even if the incident has already occurred. Granted, the style rules can seem a bit weird and contradictory to our readers.

  • Dan Lester May 31, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Mori, I’m actually familiar with the rules from the olden days when was an editor/proofreader (pre-computer, to put it in context), but like so many rules, I think this one is misleading and silly. Oh well. No worry.

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