ST. GEORGE — Suspected street racing led to a crash above St. George Sunday evening as a young couple in a car not only rolled over, but went end over end on the curves of Red Hills Parkway.
A male in his 20s was driving an Infinity G35 through Red Hills Parkway westbound around 10:45 p.m. with an 18-year-old female passenger, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. Just east of the Bluff Street intersection, the Infiniti lost control and crossed into the eastbound lanes.
“There were reports that the vehicle was traveling close to 80 mph,” Holmes said. “There was also a suspicion that racing might have been involved, that another vehicle that was on scene was being interviewed for that… If the speeds are what they say they were. They just couldn’t negotiate that turn in time and went through the median (and) carried across the eastbound lanes. The car actually hit this rock hill, and it looks like, based on the damage to the vehicle, that it went end-over-end. All four sides of the vehicle were damaged, so (it was) a pretty significant violent tumble.”
“We just think two vehicles started racing,” Holmes said. “The road turned, and they didn’t. But that light little bit of moisture on the road I’m sure didn’t help.”
Holmes said the occupants were initially pinned in the vehicle, but some citizens that stopped to help were able to free them.
The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in stable condition, Holmes said. His passenger, while not injured, chose to go with him in the ambulance.
Citations are pending and Holmes said the accident is still under investigation by officers.
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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