ST. GEORGE – A 41-year-old woman blacked out while traveling northbound on Interstate 15 Tuesday morning and crashed her car through 50 feet of cable barrier.
The collision occurred at approximately 7:47 a.m. near mile marker 9, just prior to the Washington Exit, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks said. The woman, driving a 2011 Toyota Camry, was the only occupant of the vehicle.
“I was driving southbound on I-15 from Exit 10 and I saw a little bit of dirt in the air on the northbound side around milepost 10,” Hicks said. “When I looked over there I saw this car crashed kind of sideways into that cable barrier on the right shoulder.”
Hicks said he turned around and went back and set up traffic control to get the woman out of the heavy traffic.
“The woman said she started coughing and she blacked out,” Hicks said. “She didn’t do anything, she just blacked out and went into the cable barrier.”
The right northbound traffic lane was closed for approximately 30 minutes.
“At the same time, a passerby’s car broke down right into the crash scene,” Hicks said, “so I helped push her out of the road because she was also kind of in danger there.”
The woman in the Camry was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with no obvious signs of injury but mostly as a precautionary measure, due to concern that some sort of medical condition is causing her to pass out, Hicks said.
No citations were issued due to the circumstances involved, he said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by UHP and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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