1 dead after 2-car accident in Hurricane

An accident on State Street claims one life, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 25, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

HURRICANE — A two-vehicle accident on State Street in Hurricane Thursday night resulted in three Hurricane residents being transported to the hospital. One of them later died from her injuries.

An accident on State Street claimed one life Thursday night, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 25, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
An accident on State Street claims one life, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 25, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

About 8:15 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to State Street and 200 West. Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said a Buick SUV had stopped at the stop sign at the north side of 200 West and then attempted to cross State Street. The Buick pulled out in front of a Chevrolet pickup truck and the two collided in the intersection.

There were four occupants in the Buick, three of whom were transported to the hospital, Buell said. The driver, an 84-year-old man, was uninjured; an 83-year old woman and an 82-year-old man were transported to the hospital in stable condition; and a 79-year-old woman, identified as Anna Beatty, of Hurricane, was transported to the hospital in serious condition and died from her injuries early Friday morning.

The pickup truck was occupied by the driver, a 22-year-old man, and a 15-year-old passenger, Buell said. Both reported no injuries.

Buell said the driver of the Buick was issued a citation for failure to yield. The investigation is ongoing.

The Hurricane City Police Department, LaVerkin Police Department and Hurricane Valley Fire District responded to the incident.

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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  • native born new mexican September 25, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I was at the location where this accident happened last night. I knew people were hurt but I didn’t think the injuries were so serious that some one would die from them. I am sorry to hear that happened. This is a bad place to pull out because there is no light and the traffic on the street is busy. I always go where there is a light rather than pull out there. I wish the best to all the families involved. I think the young men in the large pickup were from the Hildale- Colorado city area. Those people are certainly experiencing their share of problems.

    • 42214 September 26, 2015 at 12:34 am

      So WOE IS ME, since you’re the self-appointed funeral director in St George what is appropriate here so nobody gets their feelings hurt. How big a funeral is this poor victim entitled to? There’s people killed everyday on our highways so we don’t want to mourn or respect anyone more than another What is this family entitled to here?

  • debbie September 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hurricane has lots of big boy toy trucks.. I studied about accidents.. the key in all these fatalities lately in hurricane is, the bumper of the truck making too much contact into the side of vehicles.. even at low speeds, the human body cannot handle that weight of the truck pushing thru their side of the doors.. in the what i learned there is an 14 to 18 inch likelihood you’ll only have a broken arm, shoulder/ maybe hip injury… if the bumper AND gril stand out any further, then there are facial, brain, and internal injuries.. as slow as 35 mph or less! What I am trying to say, IF YOU DRIVE A TRUCK.. YOUR BUMPER AND GRILL ARE KILLING MACHINES.. you have to always always always consider the other driver is going to make a mistake.. the same way you always always always consider a motorcyclist could slide.. and you stay back at least 5 to 8 car links and slow down.. It is a priveledge to afford a big truck, and the gas, and the luxury of riding up above everyone around you.. but make no mistake, you are a killing machine.. your bumper is not making contact with peoples bottom door frames.. your bumpers are making contact with PEOPLE… so sorry this happened.

    • fun bag September 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      u sayin’ these hillbillies in hurri’kun w this big ol’ lifted pickups aint good drivers er what?

  • debbie September 25, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    lol that one needs fixin too… my friend..

  • fun bag September 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    wonder if hurri’kun police would try and give a citation to a dead person? them there is reckneck po-lice, son..

    • fun bag September 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      LOL’d *redneck not reckneck

      • Dexter September 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        I’m sure there is a law regarding the operating of a vehicle by the living impaired

  • Dexter September 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

    If you drive a vehicle in hurrkin while dead. you will get cited for. distracted operating of a moving vehicle

  • Terry September 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Comments about the deceased. Mm You guys are Special??

  • Dexter September 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Nobody has forced you to visit this site. You don’t like the content. Then don’t read it

    • Real Life September 26, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Says the troll who cries like a baby when he gets trolled. Cluck, cluck.

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