WASHINGTON COUNTY – Multiple agencies responded to a rollover on Interstate 15 north of the Hurricane exit that resulted in three people being transported to the hospital Saturday.
Around 6:15 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol was alerted to a single-vehicle accident on northbound I-15 at milepost 17, about a mile north of the Hurricane exit. UHP and other agencies arrived on scene and found a white SUV on its side in the median.
Three people inside the SUV, a father and his two teenage daughters, sustained what appeared to be moderate injuries, UHP Trooper Grant Hintze said, though he noted that status was subject to change once they were checked out at the hospital. The three were each wearing seat belts, he said.
The SUV left the roadway and went into the median before rolling twice and coming to a stop on its side.
The three were aided by witnesses who stopped at the scene and reported that the accident victims said they were possibly cut off by another driver, though that hasn’t been confirmed and is speculation for the time being, Hintze said.
At it was raining when the accident occurred, weather conditions could also be a likely factor in the accident, he said.
Officials did not interview the victims at the scene as they were ultimately taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for care by Leeds Area Ambulance and Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue.
Traffic on northbound I-15 past the Hurricane exit was reduced to one lane as UHP troopers and others tended to the scene. The blocked lane was reopened by 7:30 p.m.
The SUV was totaled and had to be towed away.
Personnel from the UHP, Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue, Leeds Area Fire and Rescue, Leeds Area Ambulance, Washington City Police and Fire, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the accident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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