Multiple offenses follow when 2 vehicles collide on State Street

Silver Chevrolet HHR sustains significant damage during crash on State and Main streets, Hurricane, Utah, March 14, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

HURRICANE — A two-vehicle crash at a busy intersection in Hurricane Wednesday was set in motion when a driver ran a red light, a violation he was cited for, along with other alleged offenses.

Intersection of Main and State streets where two-vehicle crash occurred after a driver ran a red light, Hurricane, Utah, March 14, 2018 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

Officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the intersection of State Street and Main Street for the crash involving a brown Ford pickup truck driven by a 50-year-old man and a silver Chevrolet HHR passenger car, Hurricane Police officer Ken Thompson said.

The Ford was southbound on Main Street and the Chevrolet was westbound on State Street as both approached the intersection. The Ford continued through the intersection on a green light and was struck by the Chevrolet after the driver ran a red light.

The driver’s side of the Ford was struck during impact, which spun both vehicles across the roadway.

While investigating the crash, officers discovered that the 20-year-old man in the Chevrolet was driving on a suspended license that was also alcohol-restricted and then found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle as well, Thompson said.

Intersection of Main and State streets where two-vehicle crash occurred after a driver ran a red light, Hurricane, Utah, March 14, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

 

Both vehicles were extensively damaged and later towed from the scene and both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

No injuries were reported.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • DesertBill March 15, 2018 at 9:09 am

    How about a year in jail for the perpetrator?

  • happy camper March 15, 2018 at 9:37 am

    A person like this should be hit very, very hard with jail or prison. They are on the path to killing someone. Might as well keep that from happening for a while. Our laws aren’t strong enough for alcoholics who insist on drinking and driving no matter what.

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