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Four people injured in wrong-way crash in St. George

Apr 4, 2024, 6:45 AM | Updated: Apr 7, 2024, 2:16 pm

ST. GEORGE — State troopers temporarily closed northbound Interstate 15 near the Utah-Arizona border Thursday morning due to a wrong-way crash.

The Utah Highway Patrol said a red Dodge was traveling south in the northbound lanes when the car crashed into a silver Lexus sedan.

Lexus elderly woman

Three teenagers were in this Lexus when a wrong-way driver hit it on Interstate 15. (Utah Department of Public Safety)

An elderly woman was driving the Dodge and three high school teenagers were in the Lexus DPS said.

A DPS news release said all four were treated for minor injuries but no one was transported to the hospital.

Red Dodge wrong way crash

 The Utah Department of Public Safety said an elderly woman was driving this red Dodge the wrong way on I-15 near the Utah-Arizona state line Thursday morning. (Utah Department of Public Safety)

“It is suspected at this time that the vehicle was traveling the wrong way due to an elderly, disorientated issue.” the DPS news release stated.

Northbound I-15 reopened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Troopers have not said if the wrong-way driver entered I-15 at an offramp or crossed into oncoming traffic by driving across the median.

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Four people injured in wrong-way crash in St. George