3-vehicle collision shuts down part of State Street

HURRICANE — One woman was transported to the hospital Friday morning following a collision that included three vehicles at the intersection of 200 West and State Street in Hurricane.

Just before 10:30 a.m., a white Ford F-150 pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on the inside lane of State Street in Hurricane, alongside a purple 1997 Jeep Cherokee that was traveling on the outside lane. As both vehicles neared 200 West, a woman driving a green 2007 Toyota Prius, who had stopped on 200 West, proceeded into the roadway onto State Street and was struck by the Ford truck, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

“At this time, we are not sure if she was making a right turn or not,” Buell said.

The Ford truck hit the driver’s side of the Prius, and the momentum of the collision caused the Ford’s trailer to swing around and hit the Jeep.

Hurricane Police and Hurricane Fire responded to the scene, and traffic in the westbound travel lanes was diverted onto 100 West for about 30 minutes.

Police had to pry open the driver’s door of the Prius so the woman could get out of the vehicle. She was then transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Buell said. There was one passenger in the Prius who was uninjured.

The driver of the Jeep, a man who was the only occupant, was not injured. The man driving the Ford truck and his juvenile passenger were also uninjured.

The Prius had to be towed. No citations have been issued for any of the drivers as of publication time, as the incident is still 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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