High-speed rollover injures 1, street racing suspected

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 high-speed rollover on Red Hills Parkway demolished a sports car and a man was taken to the hospital as a result. St. George, Utah, Oct. 4, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A high-speed rollover on Red Hills Parkway demolished a sports car, and a man was taken to the hospital as a result. St. George, Utah, Oct. 4, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

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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3 Comments

  • Rainbow Dash October 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Maybe if we had something other then church dances and a crappy beer bar that attracts nothing but old drunks in this town stuff like this wouldnt happen. I would open up a dance club to people 18 and over that plays cool music and not serve any alcohol. Kinda doubt the city would approve that though, based on attempts made by others recently. I wonder why that is. Oh yea #nodancingoutsideofchurchapprovedactivities

    • tcrider October 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      boo hoo, poor me syndrom, or victim mentality. Get over it, if you don’t like this town or the crappy beer, don’t let the door hit you in the you know what. When we were your age we used to just sit around consume alcohol, smoke cigars and we were content. todays snot nose kids want everything handed to them on a silver platter. In Israel, everyone is required to do a couple years of military time and they look and act a lot better than many of todays in-content snot nose punks that are always trying to make a statement without any real life experiences.

  • .... October 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Well. what makes you think everyone wants to hang out at a dance hall every night.?

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