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Teenage boy dead, three others injured in southern Utah crash

Sep 12, 2023, 6:39 AM | Updated: 3:33 pm

A vehicle rolled on state Route 59 Tuesday morning, killing one 16-year-old and injuring three othe...

A vehicle rolled on state Route 59 Tuesday morning, killing one 16-year-old and injuring three others. (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A 16-year-old boy was killed and three others were injured in a rollover crash north of Apple Valley in southern Utah on Tuesday.

Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said the vehicle rolled on state Route 59 around 6 a.m. after passing another car traveling in the same direction. When the vehicle returned to its lane, it went off the right shoulder.

Roden said the driver corrected back to the left before losing control and rolling near milepost 14, approximately 3 miles north of Apple Valley or 7 miles southeast of Hurricane.

“And the driver lost control. The vehicle went across the east and westbound lanes and into a field to the south, where it rolled and, unfortunately, one of the passengers passed away,” said Lt. Sawan Judd of UHP.

Judd said some of the passengers were ejected from the truck. The truck rolled about 300 feet from the highway.

UHP reported a 16-year-old boy was killed in the crash. Police are not releasing the teenagers’ names, but confirmed some are from Colorado City, Utah, and the Arizona area.

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Teenage boy dead, three others injured in southern Utah crash