LEEDS — One Park City woman was transported to the hospital and her daughter was pronounced dead following a vehicle rollover that occurred on southbound Interstate 15 Wednesday night.
At approximately 10:37 p.m. Natalie Holt, 19, was driving a silver BMW SUV with her mother, Audrey Matthews, 56, southbound on I-15. As they neared mile marker 36, Holt lost control of the vehicle and possibly over-corrected causing the SUV to swerve left through the median, over the cable barrier and across northbound traffic, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said.
The SUV then rolled off the roadway down a steep rocky embankment where it came to a stop lying on its roof in large rocks and trees. UHP arrived on scene.
“We’re not sure how many times the vehicle rolled,” Royce said.
Holt was ejected from the SUV and reported dead-on-scene. Matthews was believed to have been wearing her seatbelt and was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in stable condition. The vehicle was towed.
A couple of factors that may have contributed to this incident were excessive speed and a possibility of a deer in the roadway that Holt had swerved to miss, Royce said.
This incident remains under investigation.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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