ST. GEORGE — After running a stop sign, a woman driving a white Jeep crashed into two vehicles Wednesday morning at the intersection of 200 West and 100 South in St. George.
Just before 9 a.m., the woman in the Jeep was traveling southbound on 200 West and failed to halt at the stop sign on 100 South. As she continued southbound through the intersection, the front of her Jeep struck a silver Mazda traveling eastbound on 200 West that was occupied by one woman driver, St. George Police Officer Scott Cleveland said.
“She said she didn’t know there was a stop sign on 100 South,” Cleveland said.
The impact forced the Mazda to veer off the road and collide into a tree on the south side of 100 South. The Jeep spun 180 degrees counterclockwise south and crashed into a white SUV, driven by a woman with a child and a baby in the back seat; the SUV was facing north and was stopped at a stop sign, Cleveland said.
St. George Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and St. George Police responded to the scene. Northbound traffic was blocked on 200 West for about an hour.
The driver of the Jeep was cited for not stopping at a stop sign, and the Mazda was towed, Cleveland said.
“This happens a lot, where people don’t see stop signs,” he said. “Be conscientious while you’re driving.”
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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