Man hit by car after 2 icy accidents dies in hospital

Two separate accidents on state Route 18, Diamond Valley, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A man struck by a car Friday after two slide-offs on state Route 18, near Diamond Valley, died Saturday.

Lazaro Longinos-Perez, 29, died at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George as a result of his injuries, a Utah Highway Patrol press release said.

Longinos-Perez and his father, Lorenzo Longinos-Perez, had been traveling north on SR-18 when their white pickup truck hit a patch of slush leftover from a recent hailstorm, veered off the road and rolled.

The two men were out of their vehicle and picking up scattered belongings, UHP Sgt. Danny Ferguson said, when a passing Cadillac hit the same slick patch they had hit. The Cadillac followed the same path as the truck and ended up striking the father and son, the press release said.

Lazaro Longinos-Perez was airlifted by Life Flight to Dixie Regional with serious injuries. His father was also transported to the hospital with a broken leg, broken pelvis and other injuries. The father is expected to recover from his injuries, the press release said.

The man who was driving the Cadillac and his female passenger were not injured in the crash, according to the press release.

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  • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    thats a shame

  • native born new mexican May 17, 2015 at 8:54 am

    This time I agree with you fun bag. This is a very sad accident. The father saw it happen right in front of him. He must be terribly upset and the people in the other car have to feel absolutely awful about this. Some times life isn’t fair.

  • sagemoon May 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Awful, awful, awful. I feel for everyone involved.

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